Delta Air Strains is headed west — actually far west — from its hub at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

The service is including the next 4 transcontinental routes from LaGuardia, as confirmed by a service spokesperson.

  • LGA — Harry Reid Worldwide Airport (LAS).
  • LGA — Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX).
  • LGA — Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport (PHX).
  • LGA — Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport (SLC) (service extension).

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These flights will all start on Sept. 9, aside from the LaGuardia-to-Phoenix flight, which begins on Oct. 14. Delta will deploy an Airbus A220 on all 4 routes — the -100 variant to Phoenix and Salt Lake Metropolis, and the -300 variant to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.


All of those new flights shall be obtainable for buy by Sunday, June 25, as is customary for flights which are loaded to the airline’s timetables over the weekend.

Now, there may be one massive (regulatory) wrinkle to this growth: the flights can solely be operated as soon as weekly on Saturdays.

That is due to the airport’s “perimeter rule,” which restricts airways from flying to airports which are farther than 1,500 miles away with simply two exceptions — routes to Denver and any flight operated on Saturdays.

(LaGuardia can also be slot-constrained, which means that airways want particular takeoff and touchdown permissions to function flights there, however slots are usually not wanted for flights on Saturdays.)

Saturday-only service is not sometimes all that profitable, particularly for home routes. Saturdays are normally the quietest day of the week to fly, and with practically no enterprise journey demand, airways should compete for his or her share of the leisure market touring in the course of the weekend — a section that traditionally hasn’t been all that worthwhile for airways, although these patterns could also be evolving for the reason that depths of the pandemic.

Apparently, the LaGuardia-to-Salt Lake Metropolis route is not technically “new.” The airline already has this flight loaded within the schedule to start on July 8, however it’s now getting prolonged by means of the tip of the schedule, which at present runs by means of Could 2024.

Moreover, Delta as soon as tried flights from LGA to Los Angeles in 2006, however that short-lived experiment was slashed after simply six months, Cirium schedules present. (In the course of the pandemic, Spirit Airways launched a 2,469-mile transcontinental route from LaGuardia to Los Angeles, however that service has since been lower.)

But now, Delta’s transcon ambitions from LaGuardia are greater than ever — and with it comes a brand new holder for the longest flights from the airport. The truth is, all 4 routes will high the listing of the longest flights from LaGuardia, as seen within the desk on the finish of this story.


Except for the coast-to-coast flights, Delta can also be tweaking a few of its shorter LaGuardia routes. It is including one every day frequency to Omaha, Nebraska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Madison, Wisconsin, efficient Sept. 18.

On the identical date, it’s going to drop one every day frequency in three markets from New York: Albany, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Windfall, Rhode Island.

Individually, Delta is making some noteworthy service updates in Cancun. Particularly, the airline will start Saturday-only seasonal service from each Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport (CVG) and Raleigh-Durham Worldwide Airport (RDU) to Cancun Worldwide Airport (CUN).

This service will run from Dec. 16, 2023, by means of April 6, 2024.

Most of Delta’s flights function to or from a hub, which helps the airline enhance hundreds by funneling connections onto these flights. Nonetheless, the brand new companies from Cincinnati and Raleigh-Durham will primarily appeal to locals in search of some enjoyable within the solar this winter.

Plus, Delta has a storied historical past in each cities. Cincinnati is a former hub for the airline, and Raleigh-Durham is among the two remaining focus cities for the airline within the post-pandemic world. (The opposite being Austin.)


The truth is, Delta’s even brining again every day service between Cincinnati and Raleigh-Durham beginning Sept. 11 — a route that hasn’t operated for the reason that pandemic started.

However maybe most curiously, Delta’s growth from Cincinnati to Cancun comes only a week after American Airways introduced this very same route starting on Dec. 9.

Neither airline is a stranger to a turf conflict, and one seems to be brewing within the Cincinnati to Cancun market.

10 longest routes from LaGuardia Airport

Listed here are the ten present longest routes from New York’s LaGuardia Airport, in accordance with Cirium schedules.

Vacation spot Distance Operated by
Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX). 2,469 miles. Delta.
Harry Reid Worldwide Airport (LAS). 2,242 miles. Delta.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport (PHX). 2,149 miles. Delta.
Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport (SLC). 1,982 miles. Delta.
Queen Beatrix Worldwide Airport (AUA). 1,961 miles. American.
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). 1,810 miles. American.
Denver Worldwide Airport (DEN). 1,619 miles. Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United.
William P. Pastime Airport (HOU). 1,428 miles. Southwest.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). 1,416 miles. American, Delta, Spirit and United.
Dallas Fort Value Worldwide Airport (DFW). 1,389 miles. American, Delta, Frontier and Spirit.

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