- On 25 March, Delta started the first batch of new destinations from New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA), and is now flying to 12 new US destinations. The move comes as a result of an extensive slot swap between Delta and US Airways, which involved LaGuardia and Washington National and was previously covered by anna.aero analysis. Delta faces US Airways on as many as 10 routes, while American Airlines provides substantial competition in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) and Miami, FL (MIA) markets (98 and 70 weekly flights respectively). The following table summarises the new routes launched by Delta from LaGuardia. For detailed fleet information, please see our downloadable spreadsheet of all new routes launched this week.
|26-Mar-12||Albany, NY (ALB)||7||ERJ145||US Airways (17)|
|25-Mar-12||Buffalo, NY (BUF)||37||CRJ900||US Airways (22)|
|25-Mar-12||Burlington, VT (BTV)||19||eqv||US Airways (22)|
|25-Mar-12||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW)||36||E170||American Airlines (98), Spirit (7)|
|25-Mar-12||Greensboro, NC (GSO)||17||ERJ145||US Airways (29)|
|25-Mar-12||Louisville, KY (SDF)||6||ERJ145||US Airways (17)|
|25-Mar-12||Manchester, NH (MHT)||5||ERJ145||US Airways (23)|
|25-Mar-12||Miami, FL (MIA)||28||MD88||American Airlines (70)|
|25-Mar-12||Norfolk, VA (ORF)||17||ERJ145||US Airways (25)|
|25-Mar-12||Richmond, VA (RIC)||30||eqv||US Airways (33)|
|25-Mar-12||Rochester, NY (ROC)||24||CRJ700||US Airways (17)|
|25-Mar-12||Syracuse, NY (SYR)||30||eqv||US Airways (23)|
|Source: anna.aero new route database
WF: Weekly Frequency
In addition to the LaGuardia expansion, Delta also launched a new transatlantic route, connecting Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Paris CDG (CDG). The daily service, which is operated with 767-300ER equipment, replaces the five-weekly flights previously offered by fellow SkyTeam carrier Air France.