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Daily service from Pittsburgh International to Salt Lake City coming in July

| Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

Delta Air Lines plans to launch year-round service from Pittsburgh to Salt Lake City, the airline announced Tuesday.

The daily flights are set to begin July 9, a Delta spokeswoman said.

The flights will depart Pittsburgh at 8 a.m. and arrive at Salt Lake City at 10:15 a.m. The return flight will depart Salt Lake City at 5 p.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 10:55 p.m.

“This announcement marks a doubling of nonstop routes — from 37 to 74 — in just over three years at PIT and Delta has been a great partner is helping to build that momentum,” Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said in a Delta news release.

“Nonstop service to Salt Lake City adds another option for business and leisure travelers and provides convenient West Coast connection opportunities,” Cassotis said. “We look forward to working with Delta to maximize their network from Pittsburgh.”

The airport had 37 destinations when Cassotis started as CEO in January 2015.

The 74 destinations do not include several Caribbean ones, but do include several destinations that are announced and not yet launched, such as Seattle.

The airport has not had nonstop service to Salt Lake City since 2008, airport spokesman Bob Kerlik said.

The authority will pay Delta a $100,000 reimbursement to market the route, Kerlik said.

Salt Lake City is a hub for Delta, the release said. From there, the airline has service to 90 destinations.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5669, tclift@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tclift.

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