Delta to Launch Seasonal Service Between New York and Key West

Delta is preparing to launch seasonal service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Key West.

The new service is slated to begin March 9 and will run through August 21, according to a statement released by the Florida Keys.

The new flights are to be operated by Delta Connection carrier Republic Airline on Embraer E-170 aircraft, with 69 seats including nine first-class seats.

“Delta’s announcement is excellent news for Key West International Airport and the Lower Keys with new weekend service from New York City, one of our strongest inbound domestic markets,” said Richard Strickland, director of airports for the Florida Keys & Key West.

The Saturday flights are scheduled to leave LaGuardia at 9 a.m., arriving in Key West at 12:43 p.m. Flights are to depart Key West at 1:13 p.m., arriving at LaGuardia at 4:24 p.m.

Delta also flies daily between Key West and Atlanta year-round.

Hurricane Irma had a tremendous impact on the Florida Keys and Key West last year but the region is making a comeback.

In May of this year, the destination reported that 86 percent of all lodging units were back and that lodging options were continuing to increase.

In addition, new airlift from United Airlines and American Airlines began this summer.

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