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Delta plans return to Abaco after Dorian prompted hiatus

Delta is planning its return to Marsh Harbour, Abaco this summer after an almost three-year hiatus, according to an article on the airline news website simpleflying.com.

The airline dropped the route after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island in 2019 and hasn’t returned since completing humanitarian flights to the island.

According to simpleflying.com, Delta also stopped servicing Grand Bahama at that time and no plans are mentioned for a return to that island.

“Over the weekend, Delta Air Lines loaded into the schedule its return to Marsh Harbour’s Leonard Thompson Airport (MHH), according to data from Cirium,” the article states.

“Flights will start on June 6 and operate five times per week. No flights will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays. Delta will decrease flights to three weekly operations in September and October before bringing them back to five weekly operations from November.”

The site explained that the flights will run round-trip from Delta’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

“Flights will run on CRJ700 regional aircraft. The planes scheduled to operate flights to MHH will seat 69 passengers with room for nine in recliner-style first class, 16 in extra-legroom economy and 44 in standard economy,” the article states.

Simpleflying.com also explained that Delta will offer daily flights to North Eleuthera Airport from ATL in May, which will eventually be tapered down to six flights per week in June, moving to five flights in July.

“The primary aircraft operating to North Eleuthera Airport will be the CRJ900 featuring room for 76 passengers,” the article states.

“This includes 12 in recliner-style first class, 20 in extra-legroom economy, and 44 in standard economy.”

It added that Delta will also operate daily flights to Exuma in May, eventually stepping the frequency down to five flights in June, July and August. The 76-passenger CRJ900 will also be used to service Exuma.

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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