Delta removes MD-88 aircraft from scheduled flying at LaGuardia

Delta (NYSE: DAL) has stopped flying MD-88 aircraft on roughly 30 daily scheduled flights at New York´s LaGuardia Airport, the airline said.

The airline will instead fly existing MD-88 routes on a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s, and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft in order to minimize environmental impact at the airport and reduce overflight noise for nearby residents.

Later this year, Delta service between Atlanta and LaGuardia will fly on larger-gauge Airbus A320s and Boeing 737-900ERs, which feature all-new, modern interiors with large, sculpted overhead bins and, on the Boeing 737-900ER, seat-back in-flight entertainment.

Delta operates roughly 270 daily departures from its LaGuardia hub on a mix of mainline and regional aircraft to more than 50 destinations across North America.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.