Delta Air Lines, the busiest carrier at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, adds nonstop flights to two new cities from RDU this summer.
Delta will start flying once a day between RDU and Pittsburgh and will offer weekend-only flights between RDU and New Orleans. The flights begin June 8 and will be on 76-seat CRJ-900 regional jets.
Delta will have competition on both routes. American Airlines offers daily nonstop flights to Pittsburgh, while three airlines – Allegiant, Frontier and Southwest – fly nonstop to New Orleans at least one day a week from RDU.
With the new service, Delta will fly nonstop to 29 destinations from RDU, second only to Frontier Airlines by 32. But with more than 80 flights a day, Delta transports nearly a third of RDU passengers, more than any other carrier. Delta has more than doubled its business at RDU since 201
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The Pittsburgh aircraft will leave RDU at 8:10, with the incoming flight arriving at. 10. The New Orleans planes will leave at 11:00. 9 on Saturdays and Sundays, with inbound flights scheduled for kl. 1:20 these days.