Direct international air service from Salt Lake International to Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) at Cranbrook, British Columbia was established Dec. 17, 2008.

YXC joins Vancouver International as one of only two airports in the Province of British Columbia with direct service by Delta Air Lines. YXC is literally surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, ski and golf resorts, hot springs, parks, and friendly communities, which provided the impetus for the primarily leisure-oriented service. Cranbrook is now the smallest city serviced by the world's largest airline.

Ski areas near Cranbrook, which sits in the Rocky Mountain Trench between the Purcell and Columbia Mountains, include [R199R, Kimberley Ski Resort] and [R146R, Fernie Alpine Resort].

Delta Air Lines services 500 destinations in 105 countries around the world, with over 100 million passengers carried annually. Over 11 million passengers fly through the Delta hub at Salt Lake City. Delta completed its merger with Northwest Airlines just one month before the first flight to YXC, becoming the largest airline in the world as a result. They run daily flights to Vancouver with plans to beef up operations in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Service to Canadian Rockies International is three times weekly on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays on a 52-passenger CRJ 200 series jet aircraft.