Delta Expands in Key Cities

Delta Aircraft
Travel News 15 Aug 2016

The past few months were big for Delta, most recently, the airline has announced a service expansion along with major rennovations in key hubs. 

Delta recgonizes the growing popularity of certain hubs such as Boston. The airline has announced a service expansion in Boston including new service to San Francisco, California and Nashville, Tennessee, along with an increased number of flights to Seattle and Milwaukee. 

Larger projects include upgrades to Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, New York, two of the airline’s key hubs. The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners greenlighted Delta's seven-year, $1.9 billion plan for upgrading and connecting Los Angeles International Airport terminals 2 and 3.  

In June of just last year Delta completed a three-year $229 million refurbishment of Terminal 5, including the opening of Delta ONE its first premium check-in lounge with a curbside entrance and interior security checkpoint. The airline will be moving to Terminals 2 and 3 which will help continue to increase presence at LAX by having access to more gates. The investment is certainly paying off as Delta has seen an increase in recent years from 70 daily flights in 2009 to now more than 175 flights. 

The Terminal relocation also means closer proximity to many of Delta's international partners like Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. Renovation plans also include a new, secure connection between the new Tom Bradley International Terminal and access to other partners like Air France-KLM, Alitalia, China Eastern and China Southern. 

“This is a significant milestone for Delta in Los Angeles, and it illustrates a strong, successful public-private partnership,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Delta is working hard to become the preferred airline for Angelenos, and this project reinforces our commitment to our LAX hub and to an ever-higher level of service for our customers.”

 

Delta will maintain and expand on the amenities they currently provide travelers at LAX, including the private Delta ONE check-in lounge. New Delta Sky clubs will be added along with expedited check-in for Shuttle services.  

 In the same week, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey approved Delta's plan to rebuild LaGuardia Airport Terminals C and D. Delta and the Port Authority are partnering on this project, and as part of a new lease agreement which lasts through 2050, the Port Authority has committed $600 million to facilitate construction of the terminal and other supporting infrastructure. Delta's new terminal will be more centrally located and efficient. 

Renovations at LGA will incorporate sustainable technologies and enhancements in energy efficiency. The terminal will feature a high level of amenities including a larger Delta Sky Club with a Sky Deck, wider concourses, larger gate hold rooms equipped with more seating and greater concession space. Additionally, there will be 37 gates located on four concourses connected by a central check-in lobby, security checkpoint and baggage claim. There will also be dual taxi lanes to reduce the taxi time for planes coming and going from their gates. 

For more information, visit www.delta.com.