Delta launches nine domestic and three transborder routes from New York LaGuardia; adds Louisville to its JFK network

Although 11 July was the date of a big expansion for Delta at New York LaGuardia, Louisville in Kentucky welcomed the airline’s arrival from a second New York Airport – JFK – with cupcakes and goodie bags.

In Roanoke, Virginia, passengers on the first Delta flight to New York LaGuardia were treated to bagels, courtesy of Tom Weeks, Regional Manager for Republic Airways that operates the service, and Regional Elite’s Station Manager Jessica Mooney.

Delta’s National Account Executive, Robert Furtado, celebrated the launch of the airline’s new service from LaGuardia to Halifax in Canada together with his colleague Lina Deramo, District Sales Manager Eastern Canada; and Louis Gosselin, WestJet’s Director Interline.

Delta launches nine domestic and three transborder routes from New York LaGuardia; adds Louisville to its JFK network

A fire truck sprays water over Delta’s commuter plane bound for New York LaGuardia as it pushes back from the gate in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • On 11 July, Delta commenced services from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to 12 destinations across the US and Canada in the final stage of its expansion aimed at capturing the lucrative Manhattan traffic. Nine new domestic routes are now offered, including 49 weekly services to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), as well as routes to three Canadian airports; Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL) and Ottawa (YOW), the latter being the airport analysed in anna.aero this week. Additionally, on the same day, Delta added daily services from New York JFK, NY (JFK) to Louisville, KY (SDF). The 1,000-kilometre route is operated with CRJ200s by Delta’s regional partner Chautauqua Airlines.
Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition
New York, NY (LGA) Charlotte, NC (CLT) 35 eqv United (87), American Airlines (33)
Charlottesville, VA (CHO) 7 ERJ145
Cleveland, OH (CLE) 35 ERJ145 United (50), American Airlines (33)
Denver, CO (DEN) 14 B738 United (33), Frontier (25), AirTrans (13)
Halifax (YHZ) 14 ERJ145
Houston, TX (IAH) 28 eqv United (59)
Montreal (YUL) 35 ERJ145 Air Canada (45), American Airlines (33)
Ottawa (YOW) 21 ERJ145 Air Canada (18)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 28 ERJ145 US Airways (87)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 49 eqv US Airways (43)
Roanoke, VA (ROA) 7 ERJ145
Wilmington, NC (ILM) 14 ERJ145
Source: Innovata data for w/c 16 July 2012 *WF: Weekly Frequency

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