Friday, April 09, 2021
Delta Airlines expanding service to over 20 destinations to cope up with summer surge
Delta Airlines is expecting a fruitful summer this year and has geared up to boost its services with route expansion and new additions. Delta Airlines is readying to cope up with the peak summer rush by expanding flight services to over 20 destinations and adding nine new routes. The airline in a statement said that the domestic and short-haul international travel is finally looking up even as the COVID-19 vaccination drive is underway and a strong summer surge is expected.
The move of Delta Airlines comes at a time when it is on course to take the delivery of some new aircraft and renovate the existing ones. The airline has indicated that it is now ready to take on its rivals and looks forward to bagging a major market share of domestic leisure travelers as far as possible.
Delta Airlines doubling flights to the Mountain West
A large number of tourists visited the Mountain West in 2020. The tourism prospects in 2021 continue to be looking up. This tourist hotspot is set to attract even more tourists than the previous year. Delta Airlines has already said that Mountain West remains a pretty strong market and it is going to double its services with the new flights.
Delta Airlines will be starting new services from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), Missoula International Airport (MSO), Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The airline’s new scheduled from these airports will be the following:
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN): Delta Airlines will start its thrice-weekly service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from May 7 and make it a daily service from May 28. The airline will begin a daily service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from May 5, while daily service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will begin from May 28. The airline will also operate a Saturday-only service to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) from May 29. Flights to BZN are already being served by Delta from its hubs in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis. Delta Airlines expects a major increase in services to BZN this summer, which is considered to be a gateway to Yellowstone National Park.
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA): Delta Airlines will start operating new daily flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from May 28, while new weekend service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) will begin from May 29. FCA is located near Kalispell in Montana. The three new routes will complement Delta Airlines’ existing twice-daily service to Minneapolis as well as four-time daily service to Salt Lake City during this summer season.
Missoula International Airport (MSO): Delta Airlines will begin weekend service to Los Angeles starting May 8 from Missoula, while a new weekend service to Atlanta will start operating from May 29. Missoula is considered to be a gateway to more of Montana’s Glacier Country and offers connections to Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC): Delta Airlines will start daily flights to Los Angeles and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) from May 28, while daily service to Atlanta, with an additional service on Saturdays will begin from May 29. The airline will also start operating Saturday-only service to Detroit (DTW) and weekend service to Seattle from May 29. Delta Airlines is currently offering year-round flight services from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO): Delta Airlines will begin a new weekend service to Seattle starting May 8. Reno will now be offering thrice-daily flights to Los Angeles, nonstop flights to Atlanta, and up to five daily services to Salt Lake City from this summer. This will be in addition to the new flights to Seattle.
More Delta Airlines flights to outdoor and leisure destinations
Delta Airlines has announced it will be introducing new flights to several outdoor and leisure destinations from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP). The new schedule from the two airports will be as follows:
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT): Delta Airlines will start a Saturday-only service to Seattle from May 29. Fresno will be offering connections to Los Angeles with a daily service and four-time daily service to Salt Lake City from this summer.
Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP): Delta Airlines will begin weekend service to Atlanta from May 8 and will make it to a daily service effective from May 29. The airline will also launch a weekend service to Detroit starting May 29. The Rapid City Regional Airport is currently the main airport for tourists heading to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Delta Airlines is already offering a daily flight to Salt Lake City and up to four daily flights to Minneapolis from Rapid City.
Eastern seaboard services expanded
Delta Airlines has announced it will be expanding services across the Eastern seaboard. The airline will be launching a new Saturday-only service to Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from May 8. New weekend services to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) are also being launched from Boston as well starting May 8.
New daily flights are scheduled to be launched from Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) from May 5. However, the daily service to MSP will be increased to thrice-daily service from the Memorial Day weekend. The airline will also be launching daily flights to Boston from May 5 and to Atlanta from May 29.
LaGuardia Airport will be seeing additional flights this summer as well. New daily flights to Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) are scheduled to be launched from LaGuardia starting May 5.
Expansion of Northeastern service
Delta Airlines had stopped flying to Bangor International Airport (BGR) during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the service resumed in March this year. The airline will now be launching daily flights to Boston from Bangor starting May 5, while a Saturday-only service will be available for both Atlanta and Detroit from Bangor starting May 8.
Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) will also start receiving increased Delta flights this summer. The airline will be launching a twice-daily service to New York JFK from May 28, and a Saturday and Sunday service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport starting May 29. The airline will also be offering twice-daily flights to New York JFK from nearby Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) from May 29.
The airline will also be launching a daily flight to Atlanta from Burlington International Airport (BTV) starting May 5.
Delta Airlines resuming more Caribbean flights
Delta Airlines has said it will resume flights to four additional Caribbean destinations starting from June 5. The airline will start operating daily flights from Atlanta and a Saturday-only service from New York JFK to Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in the Cayman Islands. A Saturday-only service is also scheduled to begin from both New York JFK and Atlanta to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts. The airline will also be launching twice-weekly service to Flamingo International Airport (BON) in Bonaire and Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) in Roatán, Honduras.
Seeing a slump in the long-haul international travel demand during the COVID-19 pandemic to some of its lowest levels in recent history, Delta Airlines has already made it known that it is going to use its idle planes to boost the domestic leisure market this summer. Delta Airlines is now focusing to strengthen its core hubs and also pay attention to its coastal hubs where the recovery is relatively slower. Delta Airlines will also be offering more services to Montana than any other U.S. airline this summer.
Have you started planning your summer travel? Now is the time for you to make Delta Airlines reservations on Fond Travels and fly to some of these exciting destinations for an adventurous, fun-filled summer sojourn!
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