Delta Air Lines Makes First Big Move At MIA, Adding 13 Daily Flights

Delta has announced its first major expansion at Miami International Airport, which could be the first of many to come.

The airline said it will add 13 daily flights by this summer. Tickets are now on sale.

Delta now has the key to unlocking the Miami fortress hub controlled by American Airlines after signing a highly strategic partnership deal with Latam Airlines, but has a lot of catching up to do.

American has over 350 daily flights at MIA, including many widebody flights to international destinations in Europe and South America. It controls around 70% of passenger traffic at the airport.

With Delta’s new expansion, it wall have 41 (mostly narrowbody) daily flights at MIA.

Of Delta’s 13 new flights, 10 will be to Florida cities, including 5 to Orlando and 5 to Tampa. There will also be new service to Salt Lake City, and two new flights to Raleigh-Durham.

 

 

Delta’s A350s won’t be flying to Miami yet:

 

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Anonymous

Finally someone who actually wants to compete against the AA and MIA cronies… Having a single major carrier is not good for the citizens of South Florida. Competition will drive down prices and open up new destinations.

Anonymous

Delta has 80+% of the traffic at Atlanta-Latoya Jackson Airport So how about cronies? They wield much more influence in ATL than AA does in Miami. Also, they have tried the intra-Florida and NYC flying only to draw it down in short order.

Anonymous

What this will be bad for is the FLL airport.

Half of Miami already does not pass go, does not collect $200, but drives directly to an airport that budget airlines to fly out of. So FLL will lose the business as soon as Spirit and Allegiant join Frontier in giving Miamians a ticket price they can afford.

POLO

Welcome competition to American Airlines dominance at MIA.

Anonymous

Asia flights?

Anonymous

That’s a different subject.

Anonymous

A350 yet? If ever. Don’t hold your breath for it.

Anonymous

Qatar Airlines is upgrading their A350 service here and Aeroloft will fly the A350 when they get their new ones

Anonymous

Hopefully the Miami to SLC are non stop.

Flymia

Of course it is.

Anonymous

It is actually 17 new flights. Also adding one daily each to Atlanta, Detroit, LaGuardia and Minneapolis.

Anonymous

When? Do you know the date?

Anonymous

The Orlando flights will be gone once Brightline starts, hopefully Tampa too (eventually). Keep the slots open for long hauls.

Flymia

Miami is not slot controlled.

Anonymous

Believe it or not, pricing is about the same… Brightline or flying. The flights will remain, just more demand. 🙂

Anonymous

I dont know about AA having no competition down here. It gets overlooked by FLL has 3 airlines hubbed there and American hardly has a monopoly on the international market in MIA.

Anonymous

They will all take a hit as Spirit’s expands it bargain basement cattle flights to major international cities.

Anonymous

You’re not going to consider Spirit if you’re considering Delta. It would be like considering a Kia if you’re considering an upper-trim level Chevy Impala.

Anonymous

Thats still the same, Its like comparing a rolls royale to a lexus

Anonymous

Not necessarily… people book on price first.

Anonymous

Agree. Generally price, direct, and departure and arrival time. Unless, a corporate first class thing or long international flights.

Anonymous

small time stuff…yaaawn.