Delta Adds Larger Jet For Baton Rouge Flight
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delta Air Lines will replace one of the regional jets on its Baton Rouge-Atlanta route with a larger DC 9 jet, a move that will bump the number of seats from 50 to 120.
The Advocate reports the larger jet service will begin Nov. 4. The jet will depart Atlanta at 1:50 p.m. and arrive at Baton Rouge Metro Airport at 2:26 p.m., then leave Baton Rouge at 3:05 p.m., arriving in Atlanta at 5:35 p.m.
Airport spokesman Jim Caldwell says once the DC 9 starts flying out of Baton Rouge Metro, it will join Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans as the only Louisianaairport with mainline jet service.
Delta plans to phase out many of its 50-seat CRJ 200 jets throughout the next few years.