NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Delta Air Lines is expanding its flight options for the winter season by introducing a new route to The Bahamas.
Commencing on December 16, the airline will operate a twice-daily flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Nassau. The service, which will utilize a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, is scheduled to run until April 7, 2024. According to Travel and Leisure’s website, the departure time from LaGuardia Airport is 10:45 am, with arrival in Nassau at 2:00 pm.
This addition by Delta Air Lines sets the stage for competition with JetBlue’s recently announced flight in the Bahamas market for the winter season. JetBlue’s route, commencing on November 4, 2023, connects Los Angeles International Airport to Nassau and will operate on Saturdays.
In response to Delta’s new flights, Joy Jibrilu, the chief executive officer of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, expressed enthusiasm, stating: “Less than three hours from New York City, Nassau Paradise Island is so close, yet it feels like it is a world away, and we are thrilled that Delta is adding new flights this winter for those who are looking to escape the cold and experience The Bahamas.”
Jibrilu further emphasized the significance of New York as Nassau Paradise Island’s primary source market and the importance of airline partnerships in driving tourism for The Bahamas.
This announcement represents just a fraction of Delta Air Lines’ efforts to expand its route network, specifically targeting major hubs in the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.