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Delta to Expand in New York With Flights to Orange County

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In yet another expansion bid, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL - Free Report) has announced a new route from New York. The carrier will begin nonstop service connecting New York-JFK with Orange County, CA from Oct 15, 2018 onward.

This new West Coast operation is a result of rising demand for air travel to the region. The new route adds to the existing 10 daily nonstop flights between JFK and Los Angeles.

A Boeing 737-700 aircraft will ply on the route to run the flights six days a week except Saturday. Moreover, passengers on board will have access to complimentary Delta Studio featuring several in-flight entertainment facilities like free live satellite TV and an optional Wi-Fi availability.


Additionally, Delta will introduce several other destinations from New York-JFK this fall. The airline will initiate a daily service to San Jose, CA on Jun 8. Also, it will introduce a year-round service to Portland, ME beginning this September. It will also offer services to the Caribbean cities of Kingston, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, Haiti from December 2018.

Delta will also ramp up services from New York-JFK to Nashville, Charleston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Norfolk and Seattle effective this summer and fall.

Further from New York-LaGuardia Airport, Delta will launch daily flights to Chattanooga, TN starting Jul 9. The carrier will also increase frequencies to Des Moines; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Memphis, TN.; Madison, WI.; Omaha, NE.; Chicago, IL (Chicago O’Hare airport) and Knoxville, TN.

Delta has been making continued efforts to expand operations across the globe. To this end, last September, the carrier announced a series of expansion initiatives between United States and Europe. Delta will offer seasonal operations from the New York-JFK airport to Ponta Delgada-Azores hub in Portugal, beginning May 24 this year. On the same date, Delta will also begin a daily seasonal service to Lisbon from Atlanta. Further, the carrier will start nonstop flights connecting Los Angeles with Paris and Amsterdam from Jun 16, 2018 onward.

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