Delta’s LaGuardia Expansion
The once largest airline in the world has announced big plans for its future at LaGuardia. Delta Airlines has released it's plans to add over 100 daily flights to almost 30 new destinations from New York's downtown airport. The planned expansion will allow Delta to compete directly with United Continental and American in one of the nations most critical air travel markets. Delta is adding flights to their competitor's hub's of Charlotte, Miami, Dallas, Houston, and Denver among many other domestic and short haul international destinations. When the expansion is complete, Delta will operate almost 300 daily flights to more than 60 destinations from LaGuardia. Delta obtained the rights making the expansion possible after trading slots to US Airways at Washington DC's Reagan National airport. Benefitting greatly from this expansion will the be the airports of Upstate New York, which are used to limited, mostly turboprop service to LaGuardia. Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse will all receive multiple roundtrip flights. The flights will be operated by Delta Connection regional carriers on CRJ's, providing more comfortable flights than US Airways' current turboprop services. Delta's new LaGuardia destinations are Albany NY, Buffalo NY, Burlington VT, Charlotte NC, Charlottesville VA, Cleveland OH, Dallas - Fort Worth TX, Dayton OH, Denver CO, Greensboro NC, Halifax NS, Houston Bush TX, Louisville KY, Manchester NH, Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, Montreal QC, Myrtle Beach SC, Nassau Bahamas, Norfolk VA, Ottawa ON, Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, Richmond VA, Roanoke VA, Rochester NY, Syracuse NY, Washington Dulles, and Wilmington NC.