Delta Adds Leisure Routes To Key West, Myrtle Beach, And More From LGA

Delta airlines, and airline that is generally focus towards attracting business travelers has moved to leisure approach to their new routes. Deception Sumption is because they think, along with many other airlines that leisure will be the first type of travel to recover. Without further ado, here is what will be added to their network:

  • New York LaGuardia (LGA) – Hilton Head, South Carolina (HHH)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA) – Key West, Florida (EYW)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA) – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)
  • New York-JFK – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (MVY)
  • New York-JFK – Nantucket, Massachusetts (ACK)

I think this is very ambitious for them, and I’m excited to see whether this will succeed or fail.


Interesting, we are definitely seeing a shift towards leisure travel. COVID has taught many companies that most meetings can just be emails or zoom calls 😂

Thank you for this info as I am too lazy to go and actually search for it lol. I am quite surprised that they will have service to KACK (Nantucket) and KMVY (Marthas Vineyard) as they are quite close to eachother.

I’m guessing this means mainline? For example, Delta Connection has been flying LGA-EYW for weeks now, as well as last year I believe as a seasonal flight.

Edit: Read again, seems just to be a boost of frequencies, LGA-EYW is still DL Connection but going 2x a day

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Actually all of these are previously served routes. They are just getting a bump in service. It doesn’t necessarily mean mainline service because airports like HHH cannot service mainline aircraft.

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Yes. However, take note of the service to EYW. Only A319s are suitable. The largest plane you could try is the A320. Nothing bigger than that. As of the 737 family, none of them fly to Key West since Delta retired the -700. The other 737s cannot fly here. They can’t make the 1500m runway, while the entire A320 family but the A321 is able to land here. Recommended runway 27 for take-off or landing. Only RNAV/GNSS and NDB are offered. What this means for pilots is that they have to set higher minimums (look it up on the KEYW airport chart.)

Was thinking if it was mainline they could do the A220-100. Pretty sure it would be ok at EYW

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