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Delta Airlines debuts Atlanta to Rapid City flight

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RAPID CITY (AP) — Delta Airlines has begun offering a weekly nonstop flight between Rapid City and Atlanta.

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The Rapid City Journal reports the new flight comes after the Rapid City Regional Airport spent $19 million renovating the facility.

Atlanta is the world's busiest airport offering direct service to 207 destinations including 61 international locations in 43 countries.

Ray Carpenter is the board president of Rapid City's airport. Carpenter says Delta's new flight will allow passengers in the area to have access to the southeastern United States and will provide 80 additional destinations across the domestic and international flight community.

The airport in western South Dakota offers nonstop service to eight more cities: Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

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