Delta is set to continue flying to Pittsburgh and Atlanta via Atlanta as part of a deal between the two airlines.
Delta’s new contract with ATL will see the airline fly to Philadelphia and then return to Atlanta, Atlanta Airlines CEO Dan Hartman told CNBC.
The airline will fly to Atlanta from Atlanta, then return via Atlanta’s airport.
In addition to Atlanta and Philadelphia, Delta is also expected to fly between Chicago and Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, and Denver.
This deal also includes the airline’s current contract with Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
“We’ve got a new partner, a new business model, and a new brand,” Hartman said.
Hartman also confirmed that Delta’s flights from New York to Washington DC will continue as planned.
At this point, Delta has no plans to shut down any of its Atlanta routes.
It will still fly between Atlanta and Chicago via Newark, and Chicago to Washington, DC via New York City, he said.
Delta will continue to operate the service, however, and Hartman did not say when the airline might be able to make its next flight from Atlanta.
Atlanta is one of the largest US airports with an airport capacity of more than 11 million passengers, and the airline has been in negotiations with Delta for months.
After more than a year of negotiations, Delta said in a statement on March 25 that the airline will end its contract with Atlanta in 2017.
Earlier in the day, Hartman announced that Delta will begin flying between Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee.
Airlines have been in talks with Delta about a deal for several months, but the talks have not reached a conclusion, Hartzmann said.