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​By Corporate Communications staff

Delta Air Lines, New York City’s leading carrier with more flights, destinations and seats than any other airline, will launch new nonstop service from New York-JFK to Orange County, Calif. on Oct. 15.

This new flight, the only nonstop from New York to John Wayne Airport, provides another link between Southern California and the Big Apple and follows on Delta's increased West Coast service from JFK this summer with new San Jose and increased San Diego and Seattle frequencies.

 "Our customers have told us more flights to the West Coast are valuable to them and we're very excited to add this nonstop service to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, complementing up to 10 daily nonstop flights from JFK to Los Angeles," said Chuck Imhof, Delta's Vice President – New York & Eastern Division Sales. "This is another great addition on top of more flights coming for our New York customers this fall."

This new service will operate six times weekly (every day except Saturday) along the following schedule and will be flown on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 18 in Delta Comfort+ and 94 in the main cabin.

This new service will operate six times weekly (every day except Saturday) on the Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

John F. Kennedy International – John Wayne Airport
Departs Arrives Frequency
JFK at 8:30 a.m. SNA at 11:45 a.m. Sun. – Fri.


John Wayne Airport – John F. Kennedy International
Departs Arrives Frequency
SNA at 12:30 p.m. JFK at 9:00 p.m. Sun. – Fri.

Customers on board can enjoy complimentary Delta Studio featuring more than 1,000 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment on individual seatback screens or streamed directly to a laptop, tablet or mobile. There is also free live satellite TV as well as free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, plus optional access to Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft.

More flights reinforce Delta’s commitment to New York customers

With over 500 daily departures this summer from New York City’s two leading airports, Delta offers customers comprehensive service to the leading business and leisure destinations.  Other highlights of expanded Delta service at JFK include:

  • New daily service to San Jose, Calif. beginning June 8
  • More daily frequencies beginning this summer and fall to Nashville; Charleston, S.C.; Delta’s Detroit Hub; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Indianapolis; Norfolk, Va. and Seattle
  • New year-round service to Burlington, Vt. (as of March) and Portland, Maine (as of Sept.)
  • New international service to Lagos, Nigeria three times weekly that began in April
  • New seasonal service to the Azores (Ponta Delgada)
  • Expanded year-round service to Lisbon, Portugal from previous seasonal service
  • Return of popular seasonal service to Glasgow and Edinburgh, U.K. as well as Berlin, Germany
  • New nonstop Caribbean service this December to Kingston, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Additional highlights at Delta’s New York-LaGuardia Airport hub:

  • New daily service beginning July 9 to Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Additional frequencies this summer and fall to Des Moines; Grand Rapids, Mich; Greensboro, N.C.;  Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Madison, Wis.;  Omaha, Neb.; Chicago O’Hare and Knoxville, Tenn.

Delta’s New York Presence

Delta is New York's largest carrier with more than 500 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide from its hubs at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport — including more destinations from New York State than any other airline. This summer, more than 93 percent of all Delta flights from New York will have First Class seating. Delta has increased the number of seats with new Airbus A321 aircraft and renovated Airbus A320s, both of which offer seatback entertainment, on a mix of routes, specifically to destinations across Florida. Delta has invested more than $2 billion in New York airport infrastructure over the past seven years and is currently building a new, $3.9 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia. Delta and its more than 10,000 New York-based employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the official airline of Madison Square Garden, the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, Chelsea Piers and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The airline also partners with more than 40 community organizations. In 2018, Delta paid out more than $110 million in profit sharing to its New York employees and contributed one percent of its net income from the previous year to key charitable organizations, including organizations in New York.

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