Delta Air Lines has another go at Halifax from JFK
Delta Air Lines has resumed daily, year-round services between New York JFK (JFK) and Halifax (YHX). On 8 January the SkyTeam carrier used its 76-seat CRJ 900s to connect the two airports with the first flight out of Halifax beginning on 9 January. The 959-kilometre route faces no direct competition but United Airlines does operate a 13 times weekly operation from New York Newark to Halifax. Delta used to serve the Halifax market from JFK seasonally between 2008 and 2012. It then served the route between September 2015 and September 2016. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), said: “We are very pleased to welcome Delta back to our community on a year-round basis. Delta’s service to New York provides both business and leisure travellers with more options and more choice. The route will also help boost inbound tourism for our province by providing American visitors with another travel choice any month of the year.” Henry Kuykendall, VP New York, Delta Air Lines, added: “This re-addition of Halifax to our international portfolio at our JFK hub speaks to the strength of our international hub in New York and demand for Delta flights to Canada’s Ocean Playground. We look forward to bringing the Delta brand back to Nova Scotia, providing a link to New York City and offering connecting opportunities throughout the US, Latin America and Europe.” The daily service will allow Nova Scotians to take a day trip to New York as the flight leaves Halifax at 06:00 arriving in the Big Apple at 07:20. The return flight leaves JFK at 20:55 getting back to Halifax at 23:55.