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Keeping pace with the current expansion strategies, Delta Air Lines (DAL - Analyst Report) announced plans to start 2 flights from Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, every day. The service – slated to come into effect from June 10 – will be rendered by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines via 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets.

The recent growth in oil and gas production has brought Dickinson market into limelight. To capture this growing demand for transportation in the economically advancing region of North Dakota, Delta introduced these new flights. Last year, the airline launched services in Williston – the place where oil reserves in Bakken were first discovered.

By interlinking Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dickinson, Delta has extended its network routes, helping passengers to connect to almost 131 nonstop destinations that include 22 international spots spanning over Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Additionally, Delta aims to bring in novel features including better dining and entertainment options in its transcontinental service between New York-JFK and Los Angeles plus San Francisco and Seattle.

These new services include high-quality wine in BusinessElite, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today for BusinessElite flyers, complementary headsets for customers in Economy Comfort and Economy along with movies and on-demand television shows.

We appreciate the company’s efforts to offer customers an improved global reach and enhance their satisfaction level. These initiatives are expected not only to reap more revenues but also poise Delta in a competitive position within the airline circle. Delta currently retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Other Stocks

Other stocks operating within the airline sector that are worth considering are Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY - Snapshot Report), SkyWest Inc. (SKYW - Snapshot Report) and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET - Snapshot Report). All the 3 firms currently hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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