Sunday, August 28, 2016

Delta B717 flights start at Ellis Airport (KOAJ) in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Albert J. Ellis Airport in Onslow County once again has a mainline airline flying in and out of the airport.

Delta Airlines landed its inaugural B717 flight on Sunday afternoon.

According to Airport Director Chris White, Delta will be the first mainline airline to serve Ellis Airport since the 1980s when US Air and Piedmont Airlines operated flights in and out of Onslow County.

White says the fuel efficient B717 entering the OAJ market is a result of increasing demand and is made possible in part by the capabilities of the new passenger terminal, which opened last August.

Delta will initially operate the 717 aircraft as one of their 4 daily flights, 5 days per week and if demand continues to increase, additional flights may be upgraded.


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