Delta Announces Texas Expansion

Delta Boeing 737-832 arriving into Miami International Airport registered as N3773D

Delta has announced that it’ll offer its largest-ever schedule in Austin, Texas, representing a 20% increase in seat capacity across the Summer 2023 schedule.

As part of the overarching commitment, 11 new peak day flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) are slated to begin on April 22, 2024.

Texas Gets New Flights From Delta

Delta says, for the very first time, it’ll position the airport to access cities that travel towards more global connections.

The airline adds that those flying through Texas can travel on almost 50 peak-day nonstop flights to 15 U.S. airports. However, interestingly, the airline will specifically focus on including every hub it calls home on this network from Texas.

All the new flights added are slated to fly on dual-class regional jets, per Delta. As a result, the company will offer First Class and Delta Comfort+ to several destinations. Across Texas, Delta expects a 12% increase in peak-day seats year over year during the busy summer schedule.

In Dallas, the schedule will see more options than ever before to Boston (BOS) and several other key ports. However, starting in 2024, the airline will also introduce service to Seattle (SEA).

While a significant focus has been placed on improving connections across the United States, the airline adds that connectivity towards Mexico City (MEX) and Amsterdam (AMS) will also be present. This is with thanks to partners.

Breaking Down The Additional Flights

Delta will now serve Nashville (BNA) with three daily flights. Delta says the services will be essential in connecting the two entertainment capitals in the United States.

Meanwhile, McAllen (MFE) will also see three daily flights. This theme is continued with Midland-Odessa (MAF) also seeing three daily services connecting the Western part of Texas.

Raleigh-Durhman (RDU) will see an extra daily flight, which makes for three. Delta says that the additional flights provide an enhancement towards the Research Triangle in North Carolina.

Cincinnati (CVG) will now see two daily flights, up from the previous one, as part of a commitment to the Queen City.

Comments From Executives

This expansion not only creates an access point to diverse opportunities for business, leisure, and cultural exploration spanning Texas and beyond but also solidifies Delta’s commitment to being a key player in Austin’s evolving landscape. Austin is growing rapidly, and this 20% increase in capacity mirrors that growth as we look to provide our customers with unparalleled convenience in the region.

Joe Esposito, Delta’s S.V.P. – Network Planning.
Daniel Fowkes
17 Dec 2023
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