Delta Cuts New York LaGuardia to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Routes

by Anthony Losanno
Delta A220

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Delta Air Lines announced in June that it was running once weekly flights from New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Last month, I wrote about how Delta axed both the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) routes after January 6th. Now, the other two are getting chopped.

The last flight to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) will occur on February 24th and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will cease on March 30th. These routes were unique because they took advantage of the exception to the perimeter rule on Saturdays. While the rule (that was established in 1984 by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) states that no flights over 1,500 miles are permitted, Saturdays don’t have the restriction and open to lengthy routes.

When these were announced, I wondered if they’d be viable. @JonNYC notes that lack of spare engines for the Airbus A220 is the culprit responsible for the demise of these routes.

Anthony’s Take: I liked that Delta was running some of the longest flights on Saturdays out of LaGuardia Airport (LGA). I had hoped to fly one, but it was not meant to be.

(Featured Image Credit: Delta Air Lines.)

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