Delta is bringing the Big Apple nonstop to Chattanooga customers, thanks to new nonstop service to be flown six times weekly beginning July 9.
The flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Endeavor Air on CRJ-900 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin.
“New York continues to be the top destination for our travelers,” said Terry Hart, President of the Chattanooga Airport. “We appreciate Delta Air Lines’ continued confidence and support, and this will take us to new heights over and above the 16 percent record-breaking growth we had last year.”
Delta’s hub at New York’s LaGuardia airport, with great proximity to Manhattan for both business and leisure travelers, has 270 peak-day departures to 57 destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Delta is leading a once-in-a-generation construction of an all-new world-class terminal facility at LGA. The project is already underway and is set for completion early next decade.
The new LaGuardia service will complement existing Delta service, offering 12 peak-day departures from Chattanooga with global connections via the airline’s hubs at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
More than 70 years ago, Delta began serving Chattanooga and the southeastern Tennessee community on 21-passenger Douglas DC-3 aircraft.