Delta Air Lines is planning to expand its service in Los Angeles and New York, two of the nation's top markets for business travelers. The expansion includes a new business shuttle service with 11 daily roundtrip flights between New York-LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare International airports (replacing existing, less-frequent service between LaGuardia and Chicago Midway), and new nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and four U.S. cities: Columbus, OH; Hartford, CT.; Raleigh-Durham, NC; and San Francisco.
Delta's new hourly shuttle service between New York-La Guardia and Chicago O'Hare will begin June 10. In advance of the launch, Delta will install new dedicated Shuttle check-in and self-service kiosks at O'Hare, which will become a new Delta Shuttle station. The kiosks feature the ability to purchase tickets for travel that day to LaGuardia, adding speed and convenience for customers. The airline also will assign the Chicago-New York flights to dedicated gates located nearest to O'Hare's Terminal 2 security checkpoint and offer complimentary morning coffee, tea and newspapers to customers departing from these gates.
With the addition of Chicago O'Hare, Delta will be the only airline offering shuttle services to New York's top three business markets: Chicago O'Hare, Boston-Logan and Washington, D.C.-Reagan National.
Delta's new service between Los Angeles and four U.S. cities adds to the airline's previously announced summer expansion plans from California, including new nonstop flights between San Diego and Honolulu; Sacramento and Detroit, and increased service between Los Angeles and Maui and Memphis.
The new flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco will operate daily. The Columbus flight will operate daily, while the Hartford and Raleigh-Durham flights will operate Sunday through Friday, beginning June 10..
In the last year, Delta has significantly increased service at its Los Angeles gateway with the addition of 19 new peak-day departures. In total, Delta plans to operate 81 peak day-departures to 26 nonstop destinations from Los Angeles this June.