Delta to offer RDU-Baltimore flights

Posted May 24, 2011 12:23 p.m. EDT

Delta Airlines

— Delta Air Lines plans to offer nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said Tuesday.

Beginning Sept. 7, the airline will operate three daily flights between the two airports on 50-seat CRJ-200 aircraft.

“BWI is a very important and convenient alternative to the Washington, D.C., area. We appreciate the fact that Delta values the RDU market and seeks new ways to support air service for our region,” Teresa Damiano, RDU’s director of marketing, said in a statement.

Delta has also decided to discontinue service to Albany, N.Y., and Providence, R.I., on Sept. 8. The airline launched one daily nonstop flight to each market this spring.

On June 9, Delta will resume its seasonal service to Los Angeles. The nonstop flight will operate five days a week, departing RDU at 7:50 p.m. and arriving at LAX at 10:07 p.m. The return flight will depart LAX at 11 p.m. and arrive at RDU at 6:52 a.m.

With the changes, Delta will offer 57 peak-day flights from RDU to 16 cities.