MIAMI — Delta said Monday that it plans to expand at Boston with new flights to San Francisco and Nashville, and more frequencies to Seattle and Milwaukee.
By June 2017, the Atlanta-based airline expects to add more than 22 percent of seat capacity in Boston, by offering 90 peak day departures to 26 destinations. The move is aimed to get closer to JetBlue, which has approximately 24% market share at Logan.
In a press release, the airline pointed out certain services to be provided to major business centers. Delta will fly two flights from Boston to San Francisco daily, as well as to Nashville with a daily service.
“We’re seeing growing demand for business travel between Boston and key markets like San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle and Milwaukee,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Vice President–Network Planning.
Besides these flights, Delta will add a seasonal service to Fort Myers from December 22 to January 2. The flights will be served by Shuttle America’s Embraer E175 aircraft.
The airline experienced a major IT meltdown last week, which forced the airline to cancel over 2,000 flights. Delta CEO Ed Bastian stepped forward to apologize and to maintain passenger confidence.