Delta continues expansion to most popular destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Delta Air Lines Boeing 717-2BD N968AT (msn 55029) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 936113.

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky customers with new service to Austin and Phoenix in 2018.  With these additions Delta will serve all Top 20 domestic markets and 36 destinations in total, including Delta’s popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

During the past two years, Delta has increased capacity by 12 percent via new markets, added frequencies and introduced product improvements. With 82 peak-day departures, Delta offers a First Class cabin on 78 percent of all Cincinnati flights.  Additionally, mainline departures have increased more than 30 percent while departures on single-class 50-seat regional jets have declined by more than 25 percent.

New Service to Austin and Phoenix

Beginning May 1, daily (except Sat.) service to and from Austin will operate as follows:

Departs Arrives Aircraft
CVG at 9:50 a.m. AUS at 11:25 a.m. CRJ-700
AUS at 11:55 a.m. CVG at 3:25 p.m. CRJ-700

Beginning Nov. 4, daily service to and from Phoenix will operate as follows:

Departs Arrives Aircraft
CVG at 7:30 a.m. PHX at 9:30 a.m. Boeing 737-800
PHX 5 p.m. CVG at 11:05 p.m. Boeing 737-800

Year-round Seattle/Tacoma service and more Baltimore/Washington frequency

Summer seasonal Seattle/Tacoma nonstop service will move to year-round effective March 2 based on strong demand from both business and leisure customers.  In addition, a third frequency will be added to Baltimore/Washington (BWI) beginning May 7 to provide more convenient schedule options for business customers.

Additional service to existing markets

Delta is upgrading capacity in 15 markets with the following highlights:

  • In December, Delta upgraded Denver service from Boeing 717s to larger MD-90 aircraft, responding to customer demand and providing over 40 percent more seats.
  • Beginning May 1, service to Ft. Myers, Fla. will be upgraded to 110-seat Boeing 717 aircraft, up from 76-seat regional jets.
  • Select flights to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and Las Vegas will see added seat capacity.
  • This August, service to Tampa will retain Boeing 717 equipment instead of a seasonal downguage to a 76-seat regional jet.
  • Starting this April Delta will improve its Saturday schedule in Chicago O’Hare, and then expand Saturday flying in Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Washington Reagan National, Raleigh Durham and select Florida markets in June.

These enhancements further augment moves Delta made in Cincinnati in 2017, including more flying to the top business markets and more First Class seating. Delta will operate 82 peak-day departures to 36 total destinations, including Phoenix, by November 2018 including the popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France-KLM. Cancun and Toronto service round out Delta’s international offerings from CVG.

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