BOSTON (CBS) — Delta Airlines plans a major expansion of its flights from Logan Airport over the next 12 months.
By June of next year Delta will have added over 20 percent more seats to its Boston departures than in 2014.
Delta shares Terminal A at Logan with Southwest Airlines, which along with JetBlue, are the major targets of the new expansion plans.
JetBlue is the number one airline serving Boston with 24.9 percent of the domestic passenger count in the first six months of this year. American Airlines ranks second with
18.4 percent and Delta follows at 11.4 percent. Southwest now accounts for about nine percent of domestic passengers.
July figures released this week showed total domestic passenger numbers up to 16.9 million, in the first seven months of the year, a 6.5 percent increase over last year.
Delta flies to three international cities: Amsterdam, London and Paris. With 11 new international airlines flying into Logan this year, foreign numbers were up 19.9 percent to
3.7 million through the month of July. The total passenger count was 20.7 million.
New Delta service will be two daily flights to San Francisco from Boston and one daily flight to Nashville, No start-up dates were announced,
The airline is also increasing daily flights to Seattle and Milwaukee. Orlando is also adding a third flight year-around.
This winter, Caribbean Saturday flights will go to Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
An unusual scheduling is daily holiday service from Boston to Fort Meyers, Florida from
December 22 through January 2, over the holiday period.
The airline claims to be the only domestic airline serving Boston to offer First Class seats on every flight.
Delta service dates back to 1933 and Boston-Maine Airways, which became Northeast Airlines. Northeast Airlines merged with Delta in 1972.
By June of next year, Delta will have 90 departures at peak periods to 26 destinations.
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