One airline will beef up its nonstop service to New York next year, even as local officials prepare to spend more money to try to drum up more business for all the carriers that fly from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Delta Air Lines will add six daily nonstop flights to LaGuardia Airport beginning July 11, while dropping two of its five current flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. That leaves a net gain of four flights to the Big Apple.
The expansion comes as the result of a deal Delta struck with US Airways, Pittsburgh’s dominant carrier, to swap takeoff and landing rights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C. The agreement was finalized earlier this week.