Delta Adds Non-Stop From London to Salt Lake City
Delta has announced a new service route from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City, Utah. The route is set to provide a service to skiers and snowboarders who could not fly direct to Salt Lake City. the route is expected to bring a good deal of snow sports enthusiasts from the United Kingdom to Salt Lake.
The flights will operate three times a week during the winter months. Previously, many British skiers would fly to ski cities with direct flights, including Vancouver, Canada and Denver, Colorado. Officials in Utah view the new route as a way to increase interest in British vacationers in Utah skiing.
According to the Telegraph:
The new direct flight, following the investment Vail Resorts has made in Park City, could be a game changer. British visitors who might have been tempted to visit more accessible resorts such as Whistler in Canada, with a direct flight to Vancouver, or Colorado resorts with direct flights to Denver, are likely to look again at Utah.
Previously, skiers would have had to fly to Salt Lake City via Chicago, Dallas or another hub.
It’s certainly a view shared by VP of Marketing & Operations for Ski Utah Raelene Davis who said she was confident it would increase the numbers of British skiers coming to the state. “We’ve waited a long time for this flight,” she told Planet Ski.
The flights are scheduled to depart Heathrow at 11:30am and arrive in Salt Lake City at 3:40pm. The flight will then return to London, departing at 3:05pm and arriving back in London at 9:30am the following day.
Hopefully the flights will bring a slew of new tourists from the United Kingdom to Salt Lake. Utah is an incredible state and it would be great to expand the international market of skiers that come there during the winter months.