Delta Air Lines computer now shows Miss. flights

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm •  Published: December 13, 2012
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines' website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville.

Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday.

Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Tupelo this fall when Delta affiliates gave up service to the cities.

Passengers accustomed to finding flights at Delta.com couldn't book service because Silver and Delta didn't immediately link reservation systems. Those systems can now communicate with each other.

Travelers will still have to use Silver's website, travel agencies or travel websites to book flights between Mississippi and Atlanta. Delta's reservation system will only show connections when travelers begin or end their journey with a Delta flight between Atlanta and another destination.

Airport managers say a significant fraction of travelers book through airline websites and that being able to see the flights on Delta.com will improve the number using the service.

Bennett said that the flights have been performing "pretty well" in terms of the number of passengers, but said Silver welcomed the change.

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