Delta Cancels New Route Between Miami and Nassau

by Anthony Losanno
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In August, I wrote about Delta adding Daily service between Miami International Airport and Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Delta was stepping into American’s territory with this route out of its competitor’s hub. Now, Delta has pulled it from its schedule just weeks after the route began (on November 5th).

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The route has been operating daily on a Boeing 737 equipped with First Class, Comfort+, and Main Cabin seating. The last flight will take place on January 31st. American Airlines will continue the route and offer it 6x weekly using Boeing 737, Airbus A319, and Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Anthony’s Take: Delta is fiercely protective of its hubs and it looks like American struck back and increased its flights on this route from 4x to 6x daily this winter. This must have taken enough away from Delta for it to drop the route.

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5 comments

Christian December 2, 2023 - 10:49 pm

I missed your prior post about the initiation of this service but I’m stunned that Delta would even bother with this route, except possibly using the plane from some other underserved (to NAS) hub such as SLC-MIA-NAS. Bahamasair and AA are far too well established on this route to be usurped by Delta unless Delta wanted to start a real war by offering VERY low fares on a consistent basis. Delta has tried to horn in on AA before (remember DFW?) in their fortress hubs so I’ll be surprised if Delta doesn’t avoid MIA more in the future except from hubs.

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Rashad Dean December 8, 2023 - 8:10 am

I live in the Bahamas and the Miami route is served well Between Bahamasair and American I was suprise because Delta had offer Fort Lauderdale flights in the Boeing 717 which is Nassau most contested route Between Bahamasair JetBlue and Southwest which is pulling out in June I was glad when Delta started because the price this winter wouldn’t exceeded over $300 dollar or little over which would have been great for many traveling this 2023 winter season hopefully Delta reconsider

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Marshall December 3, 2023 - 10:13 am

I wonder what the flight loads and yields were on this flight.
Delta couldn’t compete in DFW, Delta should focus on their own hubs. They dominate ATL, SLC, DTW, & MSP. That should be their focus.

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Malie December 3, 2023 - 12:27 pm

AAL is known to dominated the MLCA region. DAL should look at markets where AAL is weak.

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Andy Ferguson December 8, 2023 - 11:35 am

Delta could have survived if they had proper management advisers. This market is known for early morning travelers who want to get to Florida early and return late thus eliminating the need for hotel stay. The late flight could be used as the overnighter/first flight of the morning. Delta’s timing was off. Hopefully they reconsider

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