12-Jul-2012 12:46 PM

Delta launches final phase of LaGuardia hub

Delta Air Lines commenced (11-Jul-2012) services to 11 new cities from New York LaGuardia Airport, the final phase of the largest route expansion at the airport. Delta launched a dozen new routes in Mar-2012 as part of the first phase of the expansion, and now operates more than 260 daily services to 60 cities from LaGuardia, significantly more than any other airline. New Delta services were launched on 11-Jul-2012 to Cleveland; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va; Denver; Halifax; Houston; Ottawa; Montreal; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh and Roanoke, Va. Last month, Delta launched new LaGuardia service to Milwaukee; Wilmington, N.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Delta senior VP New York Gail Grimmett said, "An important part of our strategy to become the preferred airline in New York is connecting to key business markets from LaGuardia, the New York business traveler's preferred airport. Now that we have completed the final phase of our expansion, Delta provides service to more than 60 cities, more than any other carrier. After years of hard work, Delta's LaGuardia hub is up and running." The new services are part of Delta's ongoing expansion in New York with the carrier increasing service at LaGuardia by 60%, with 100 new flights and 26 new destinations. The carrier, which also launched new service to 10 destinations in Mar-2012, is also increasing frequency on a number of existing services. The carrier is also investing USD160 million to modernise and connect two terminals at LaGuardia, with work expected to be completed by the end of 2012. [more - original PR]

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