Delta will offer nonstop flights from Bradley to LaGuardia starting in September


Want to get from Connecticut to LaGuardia Airport faster? Delta Airlines has a flight for that – and it has quietly unveiled a new route from Bradley International Airport to do just that.

Service will begin daily from September 6 and will be Delta’s shortest route at 101 miles. Travel blog The Points Guy reports that “Delta Connection partner Endeavor Air will operate the 101-mile route using a CRJ-900 regional jet on up to three daily frequencies.”

twitter user Hayden Clarkinthe eponymous “Transit Guy”, tweeted about the new route taking off from Windsor Locks airport to destination Queens.

Clarkin’s tweet, which has garnered more than 1,400 likes since it was posted on Monday morning, pointed out that “rail links are not competitive enough not to allow this political failure to occur”. He also drew attention to the route which apparently competes directly with the train. travel.

transportation research — an account dedicated to “researching and evaluating transportation policy and planning,” according to his Twitter bio — was among the first to respond to Clarkin with a map of train routes. He also pointed out that “many users of Hartford Airport are from western Massachusetts or Vermont,” areas without an airport, according to the Transport Research tweet, representing “considerable pre-flight training.” to get to Union Station in New Haven to take an Amtrak train to LaGuardia.

Others who responded to Clarkin’s tweet commented on the flight’s short distance, with one person noting that he cycled from New York to New Haven and Northampton, Mass, “which is 35 miles north. North of Hartford Airport”. Another mentioned that her sister lives in Hartford and “it’s impossible to get there from Long Island or New York” and “takes 3-4 trains and an Uber” to get there.

Flights are already available for the Bradley-LaGuardia route. As of June 13, flights available on September 6 to Queens Airport start at $238 for main cabin seats, and nonstop flights average an hour. Although there are no direct Amtrak trains to LaGuardia, trains from Hartford to Penn Station on September 6 start at $17 for coach seats; travel time is approximately three hours. Travelers using Amtrak should then take a subway, Uber, or taxi from Penn Station to LaGuardia.

Delta’s latest addition joins an onslaught of new routes launched from Bradley International Airport and Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in recent months. Bradley’s Breeze Airways has just unveiled seven new routes from Windsor Locks Airport, while fellow low-cost airline Avelo has started offering flights to Chicago and North Carolina from May.


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