MIAMI – Delta Air Lines (DL) has announced an expansion of services from New York (LGA) and Boston (BOS) with new flights to popular destinations, as well as an expansion of its Airbus A220 services.

Starting October 4, DL will introduce twice-daily A220 services from BOS to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and three-times-daily service to Charlotte (CLT) using Embraer E175, as well as using the A220 on flights to Cincinnati (CVG).

The airline is also adding services from Boston to Toronto (YYZ) starting October 4, using E175s three times a day. LGA will also get a twice-daily service to the Canadian destination starting August 5.

Delta Connection (Compass Airlines) N603CZ Embraer E175. Photo: Daniel Gorun/Airways

Lie Flat Seats, More Demand

As demand grows, Delta is adding upgrades to some routes. “On July 7, Delta will offer more onboard comfort for all cross-country flights from Boston to Los Angeles by upgrading service to the Boeing 757, which is equipped with the lie-flat Delta One cabin,” the company said on a press release.

It also added that the additions for BOS follow the carrier’s new service to Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF), beginning May 20, as well as new summer seasonal service to “Hilton Head, S.C. (SAV), Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR), Traverse City, Mich., and Bangor, Maine (BGR),” offering BOS passengers a “choice of an average 84 daily flights to 38 destinations.”

Additionally, DL plans an increased use of the A220 in routes that are majorly filled with business travel.

“Delta’s A220 expansion from Boston complements existing service in other major business routes, such as New York-LGA to Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Delta plans to further expand the A220 to other Northeast business markets this fall, including LGA to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and New York and Boston to Raleigh-Durham,” the release stated.

DL’s senior vice president for Network Planning Joe Esposito affirmed the airline’s commitment to the two important markets.

“As demand grows, our commitment to Boston and New York is stronger than ever, which is why we’re continuing to invest in these communities to offer more nonstops and greater connectivity to top markets. While the global recovery from the pandemic is underway and more travelers take to the skies, Delta is ready to keep delivering the exceptional service and products that our customers expect,” Esposito said.

Featured image: Delta Air Lines N107DU Airbus A220-171. Photo: Michael Rodeback/Airways