Sept. 3, 2014
Delta started flying a Boeing 717 jet out of Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) Wednesday morning. The jet is being used to make round trips to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
It's a bigger plane than what Delta uses for other regional flights, meaning there's more capacity to get to ATL and make connecting flight.
“This is huge for CHO,” said CHO Spokesman Jason Burch. “Delta is making vast improvements in the gate area for larger aircraft. This aircraft has 110 seats the normal regional jet has 50 so it's doubling the seats are going out first thing in the morning.”
The jet makes Delta’s first trip to Atlanta each day, and returns in the evening.