Delta Bolsters Raleigh-Durham Presence With New Pittsburgh and New Orleans Service

Delta is giving its Raleigh-Durham customers even more choice and options with new daily nonstop service to Pittsburgh and weekend service to New Orleans beginning June 8, 2019.

“These new flights to Pittsburgh and New Orleans continue to expand Delta’s footprint and strengthen its presence as the No. 1 global carrier from the Research Triangle area,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning.

Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following daily schedule between Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – Pittsburgh
Departs Arrives
RDU at 8:10 a.m. PIT at 9:32 a.m.
PIT at 8:38 a.m. RDU at 10:00 a.m.

Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following schedule** between Raleigh-Durham and New Orleans:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – New Orleans 
Departs Arrives
RDU at 9:00 a.m. MSY at 9:53 a.m.
MSY at 10:30 a.m. RDU at 1:20 p.m.

** Saturday and Sunday only service

The service will be on 76-seat CRJ-900 regional jets in an all aisle-and-window seating configuration with room for 12 customers in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio.** Saturday and Sunday only service

”Delta’s 8.7 percent year-over-year passenger growth at RDU is a strong indication of our community support and RDU’s strong economic impact on our region,” said Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth. “We are glad to see Delta add new cities to its route map at RDU.”

RDU is one of Delta’s largest non-hub airports, with more than 80 flights per day to 29 destinations worldwide. Delta is the largest airline in Raleigh-Durham, and has more than doubled service since 2010, adding 19 additional destinations and more than 25,000 weekly seats.

Delta began service in 2017 to Nashville, Austin, Seattle, and begins Chicago O’Hare April 1, further enhancing offerings to the business traveler. Delta also connects Raleigh-Durham customers to Europe and beyond through their partner hub with daily non-stop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Additionally, RDU customers can connect to the world via Delta’s global network through frequent, daily service to its hubs and key markets in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, New York –JFK and LaGuardia, and Los Angeles. In November, Delta announced it would in-source 100 full time jobs at RDU to support its high level of service.

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Sustainability Statement

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has worked with community leaders to grow responsibly, with genuine respect for our natural resources and a desire to deliver a world-class airport experience. We have been diligent in environmental stewardship, often exceeding regulatory expectations. As our region thrives, we remain committed to responsible, sustainable growth that positively contributes to all aspects of our dynamic community—environmentally, socially and fiscally.

About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority operates Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In 2018, 12.8 million passengers flew through RDU. With 66 nonstop destinations and 11 airlines, RDU connects central North Carolina to the people and places that matter most. RDU powers our region’s economy with a $12.6 billion annual economic impact supporting 5,000 on campus and more than 86,000 regional jobs. RDU has the lowest average airfare of major North Carolina airports and was named the best-connected medium hub airport by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Aviation in 2016 and 2017. Learn about the Airport Authority board, including its monthly meetings.