Delta Adds Larger Planes to Gainesville
Published April 1st, 2014
GAINESVILLE- A larger aircraft is debuting in our area today.
Delta passengers flying out of Gainesville Regional Airport are going to have to get used to fewer flights and larger planes.
The CRJ-200 is a 50 seat aircraft commonly used by Delta to fly in and out of places like Gainesville Regional Airport.
While the flights were popular for business and vacationing travelers, the low fuel efficiency wasn't a hit with Delta management.
Gainesville Regional Airport Spokesperson, Laura Aguilar says the smaller planes, "have to divide that fuel cost between the passengers on board which was only 50, whereas you use a similar amount of fuel on the 900 you know have 76 seats to divide those costs."
There will be two less flights going in and out of Gainesville on a daily basis .
The first Delta flight of the day is now slated for 7 am.
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