Growth at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continues.
Delta currently offers one daily nonstop flight to LGA, meaning the service will grow to three non-stop flights daily.
“This is an exciting new service for those needing to travel into the New York area,” said David Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO, in a statement. “New York is our nation’s most popular tourist destination and it’s one of the most popular places to visit in the world. In fact, New York City ranks as the second most popular domestic destination for passengers departing GSP. We are pleased to partner with Delta to make this much-desired trip more convenient.”
The new flights will depart from GSP to LGA Sunday through Friday at 6:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 5:12 p.m., according to the airport. Saturday service will also be available from GSP at 7:15 a.m.
GSP said the planes Delta will use for the new flights to LGA are its CRJ-900s, which have a seating capacity of 76. The flights offer first-class seating options, and economy class rows do not have middle seats, the airport said.
In addition to New York, Delta offers daily flights from GSP to Atlanta and Detroit, according to the airport.
Delta is one of five airlines, which also include Allegiant, American, Southwest, and United, that serve Upstate passengers with an average of 50 nonstop daily departures and direct service to 14 major cities and 15 airports across the U.S.
GSP spokeswoman Rosylin Weston said Delta’s decision further demonstrates the airport’s growth and demand for its service.
“This new offering is another convenient way for customers to fly to New York City,” Weston said. “It continues to open up the market for GSP travelers. And it gives customers whose destinations are beyond New York City to connect with additional flights going out of LaGuardia across the country and the world.”
GSP’s passenger traffic has increased during each of the past four years.
The airport said passenger traffic increased 8 percent in February to 145,289 travelers, compared with 134,508 during the same month of the prior year.
Cargo traffic at GSP increased more than 45 percent in 2017 to 49,395 tons, compared with 33,973 tons in 2016, according to the airport.