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Delta adds new flights from Raleigh/Durham

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N319PQ (msn 15319) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104729.

Delta Air Lines is giving its Raleigh-Durham customers even more options with new daily nonstop service to Pittsburgh and weekend service to New Orleans beginning June 8, 2019.

Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following daily schedule between Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – Pittsburgh
Departs Arrives
RDU at 8:10 a.m. PIT at 9:32 a.m.
PIT at 8:38 a.m. RDU at 10 a.m.

 

Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following schedule** between Raleigh-Durham and New Orleans:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – New Orleans 
Departs Arrives
RDU at 9 a.m. MSY at 9:53 a.m.
MSY at 10:30 a.m. RDU at 1:20 p.m.

** Saturday and Sunday only service

The service will be on 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets (above) operated by Delta Connection carrier Endeavor Air in an all aisle-and-window seating configuration with room for 12 customers in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio.

 

RDU is one of Delta’s largest non-hub airports, with more than 80 flights per day to 29 destinations worldwide. Delta is the largest airline in Raleigh-Durham, and has more than doubled service since 2010, adding 19 additional destinations and more than 25,000 weekly seats.

Delta began service in 2017 to Nashville, Austin, Seattle/Tacoma, and begins Chicago O’Hare service on April 1, further enhancing offerings to the business traveler. Delta also connects Raleigh-Durham customers to Europe and beyond through its partner hub with daily nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Additionally, RDU customers can connect to the world via Delta’s global network through frequent, daily service to its hubs and key markets in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, New York –JFK and LaGuardia, and Los Angeles. In November, Delta announced it would in-source 100 full time jobs at RDU to support its high level of service.

Endeavor Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Flying as Delta Connection, it operates 154 regional jets on 800 daily flights to more than 140 cities in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas. Endeavor is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with hub operations located in Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Minneapolis, Minn., and New York, N.Y.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N319PQ (msn 15319) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104729.

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air aircraft slide show:

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Delta to add Atlanta – Hilton Head Island service

Delta Connection-Republic Airline (2nd) Embraer ERJ 100SE N869RW (msn 17000133) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403806.

Delta Air Lines is again adding Delta Connection service connecting the Atlanta hub with Hilton Head Island, SC.

The route will be operated daily by Republic Airline (Republic Airways) with Embraer 170 aircraft starting on May 23, 2019 according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Republic Airline (2nd) Embraer ERJ 100SE N869RW (msn 17000133) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403806.

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Delta to fly New York LaGuardia – Key West nonstop flights

Delta Connection-Republic Airline (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N201JQ (msn 17000235) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403808.

Delta Air Lines will add weekly Delta Connection service (operated by Republic Airline) between New York (LaGuardia) and Key West starting on March 9, 2019.

According to Airline Route the seasonal route will be operated with Embraer 170/175 aircraft.

Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.

On November 16, 2018 Delta confirmed the new route with this announcement:

Delta will launch new seasonal Saturday service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Key West, boosting the carrier’s seasonal leisure offerings to destinations in Florida and the Caribbean.

The seasonal flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Republic Airline from March 9, 2019, through August 31, 2019, on Embraer E-170 aircraft with 9 seats in First Class, 12 in Delta Comfort+ and 48 in the Main Cabin.

The flights will operate on the following schedule and are now available for sale:

Departs Arrives
LGA at 9:00 a.m. EYW at 12:43 p.m.
EYW at 1:13 p.m. LGA at 4:24 p.m.

The Key West flight also joins new winter service to the Caribbean from New York-JFK to Kingston, Port-Au-Prince and Antigua, along with a second daily flight to Nassau. Saturday service between JFK and St. Maarten will increase to a daily frequency next month.

Delta also flies daily between Key West and Atlanta year-round.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Republic): Delta Connection-Republic Airline (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N201JQ (msn 17000235) DCA (Jay Selman). Image: 403808.

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Delta to add Detroit – La Crosse, WI service

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N454SW (msn 7749) SLC (Tony Storck). Image: 933365.

Delta Air Lines will add Delta Connection service between the Detroit hub and La Crosse, WI starting on March 2, 2019.

The new spoke route will be operated daily with Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N454SW (msn 7749) SLC (Tony Storck). Image: 933365.

Delta Connection-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

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Delta to operate the seasonal Boston – Sarasota/Bradenton route again

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N241SY (msn 17000585) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942782.

Delta Air Lines is planning to operate the seasonal Boston – Sarasota/Bradenton route again in March and April.

The restored route will operate from March 2 to April 27, 2019 according to Airline Route.

SkyWest Airlines will operate Embraer 175s on Saturdays on the route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SkyWest): Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N241SY (msn 17000585) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942782.

Delta Connection-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

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Delta to add Raleigh/Durham – Chicago O’Hare service

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N254SY (msn 17000621) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942790.

Delta Air Lines will add Delta Connection service operated by SkyWest Airlines between Raleigh/Durham and Chicago (O’Hare) next year. According to Airline Route, SkyWest will operate Embraer 175 on the new route commencing on April 2, 2019.

In other news, Delta is also adding New York (JFK) – Antigua flights starting December 22, 2018 for the winter season.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N254SY (msn 17000621) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942790.

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Delta and Bombardier execute purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 replacement aircraft

 

Delta has entered into an agreement with Bombardier to purchase 20 CRJ900 aircraft that will replace older regional jet aircraft flown by Delta Connection operators.

Photos: Bombardier.

The operationally efficient jets are to be delivered beginning in late 2018 with the last delivery to occur in 2020. They will feature Bombardier’s new Atmosphère Cabin, including increased carry-on bag capacity, a larger lavatory and improved aesthetic detail throughout the cabin.

These aircraft will be configured with 70 total seats including 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 38 in the main cabin. They will fly on small market routes to and from Delta’s domestic hubs.