Today is a special day for the Rochester airport as Delta Airlines will begin offering nonstop daily service to Atlanta and Detroit.  This is the first time in the history of the airport that passengers can catch a direct flight to Atlanta. Delta has also brought back the popular nonstop service to Detroit.  With the addition of the new flights, the Rochester airport will now have direct service to three of the largest hubs in the Delta network.

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Airport staff will celebrate today’s departures with refreshments in the gate areas for all passengers.

The airport will continue the celebration with a community event at the Peace Plaza today, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

The event includes the kickoff of the airport’s “Touchdown in  Detroit” promotion.   The winner and a guest will be provided airfare, hotel, and  tickets to the Vikings game in Detroit on December 14th.

Visit facebook.com/Rochester Airport to enter.