Delta adds larger jet service to GTR

Delta Air Lines announced it would begin using larger 76-seat jets (Bombardier CRJ-900) with two round-trip flights between Atlanta and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) in Mississippi starting in April of 2023. The flight times are arranged to maximize the connections for our travelers based on the current travel patterns.

The airport passenger numbers have returned to Pre-Pandemic levels with year-over-year growth since 2020. GTR Airport Executive Director Matt Dowell explained that the larger jets provided by Delta Air Lines are part of a long-term plan to meet the community’s needs.

“We appreciate the efforts by Delta to help our market gain larger jet service and for the travel amenities they will provide the people in the Golden Triangle,” Dowell said. “Larger jet service will provide first-class seating options, inflight entertainment, and larger capacity. Our objective is to ensure access to and from the Golden Triangle and West Alabama for travelers worldwide,” he said. “With major industries and two large universities, we are in a perfect position to provide a safe, convenient travel experience. As the industry grows and brings people to our area, we will strive to provide them the service they deserve.”

Airline consultant Greg Atkin of Ailevon Pacific commented on the larger Delta jet service. “The opportunities at GTR are unlimited,” said Atkin. “This is just the beginning as the airlines recognize the growth potential for service at GTR.”

Departures from GTR on Delta Air Lines to Atlanta offer connections worldwide.
For further information, contact Executive Director Matt Dowell at 662.327.4422 x201 or [email protected]. To make a reservation for a flight in April or after log on to

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