Delta is resuming its nonstop Magic City to Big Apple flight in June

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Delta Air Lines in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

After 14 months, Delta Air Lines is resuming nonstop flights to New York City with service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beginning Monday, June 7, 2021. 

3 1/2 Hours

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30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Magic City to the Big Apple in 3 ½ hours. This is big news Birmingham.

According to Delta, they will be using a 76-seat CRJ-900 aircraft for the reinstated daily service. Tickets are on sale now at

Chuck Imhoff, Delta’s V.P. of Sales-East credits the lifting of travel restrictions in the state of New York for the popular flight. 

“As New York lifts many of its capacity restrictions in just a few weeks, it’s the perfect time for Delta to bring back convenient, nonstop service to the Big Apple,” said Chuck Imhof, Delta’s V.P of Sales – East. “We can’t wait to welcome back Birmingham customers, offering more flights to and from the New York area than any other airline, while always working to provide a safe and enjoyable travel experience.”

Delta’s Big Apple  flight schedule is as follows:

✈️Birmingham to New York: Departs: 6:40 am – Arrives:  10:09 am  
🛬 New York to Birmingham: Departs: 5:00 pm – Arrives: 6:30 pm

Demand is Growing

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John Lennon Strawberry Fields mosaic at Central Park in NYC. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“As the demand for travel is growing, we are happy that our customers will have more options and more convenience as they return to the skies and reconnect with friends and family,” said Ronald F. Mathieu, Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO. “We are pleased to see Delta’s continued investment in Birmingham as they restore flights to and from our community.”

With the addition of New York, Delta will offer nonstop service between Birmingham and three destinations, including Atlanta and Detroit for a total of 11 daily departures beginning in June. 

“This is great news for Birmingham as air travel continues to recover,” said Candace O’Neil, Birmingham Airport Authority’s Public Relations and Marketing Manager. “We’re excited that the Big Apple is once again an easy and convenient flight away.”

The number of nonstop flights out of Alabama’s largest airport has grown steadily in the past three months.  Recently, American Airlines has added nonstop flights to Washington D.C., Orlando and Philadelphia. Delta added Detroit to its Birmingham-Shuttlesworth nonstop flight  portfolio back in February.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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