On the 2 September, Rochester Airport celebrated the launch of Delta Air Lines’ daily flights to Detroit. Addressing the audience shortly before the first flight departed at 06:00 is Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester.
The same day at 14:30, Delta Air Lines commenced another service from Rochester Airport, this time to Atlanta. Departing passengers on the inaugural flight were treated to cake and cookies by the airport’s staff. In addition, the SkyTeam member is already operating to Rochester with twice-daily flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul.
- Delta Air Lines, which during the course of last week decided to go year-round on the New York JFK-Zurich airport pair, expanded its domestic network with three new routes this week, all of which were launched on 2 September with daily flights. First of all, the oldest airline still operating in the US inaugurated services from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Lincoln, NE (LNK) and Rochester, MN (RST), utilising ExpressJet Airlines’ 76-seat CRJ 900s and 65-seat CRJ 700s respectively. Noteworthy is the fact that the service to Lincoln is the SkyTeam member’s second route to the airport, as it already flies there with 20 weekly flights from Minneapolis-St.Paul. Secondly, the carrier increased its presence at Rochester, MN (RST) with another service from Detroit, MI (DTW), served using Endeavor Air’s 50-seat CRJ 200s. There is no competition on either of Delta’s new airport pairs. Delta’s activity at Atlanta is analysed in more detail in this week’s airline analysis. See how Rochester Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.