Delta Air Lines unveiled (16-Dec-2011) its schedule for its new domestic hub at New York LaGuardia Airport, significantly expanding its operations to include more than 100 new services and 29 new destinations. The investment will be the largest single expansion by any carrier at LaGuardia in a number of decades, with total services increasing by more than 60%, and total destinations by more than 75%. By summer 2012, Delta will operate 264 daily services between LaGuardia and more than 60 cities. The additional LaGuardia services will be available under an agreement between Delta and US Airways to exchange takeoff and landing rights at LaGuardia and Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport, which was approved earlier in 2011 by the US Department of Transportation (DoT).
Delta's expanded LaGuardia schedule adds service to key markets including Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Charlotte, Denver, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Cleveland. Delta will also be adding frequency to business markets it currently serves, including Chicago, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and Portland. As part of the expansion, Delta will invest USD100 million to create an expanded main terminal at LaGuardia in Terminals C and D, where it will operate a total of 26 gates. A 600ft connector bridge will be built to link the two terminals. Delta also will convert the existing US Airways lounge in Terminal C to a Delta Sky Club, while continuing to operate its current Sky Club in Terminal D. [more - original PR] [more - CAPA Analysis]