Preparations are underway during a tour of the Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl LIV football game in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Photo: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
Photo: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

Delta adds flights to Miami for Super Bowl

Delta Air Lines is adding flights to Miami for the Super Bowl.

In preparation for the game between the 49ers and the Chiefs on Feb. 2 in Miami, Delta is adding flights from San Francisco and Kansas City.

Atlanta-based Delta is also adding Miami flights from its connecting hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, New York LaGuardia and Minneapolis-St. Paul. And the airline plans to use larger planes on some existing flights.

Combined, Delta is adding 18 Miami flights and more than 19,000 seats for the Super Bowl. Other airlines are also adding flights for the big game.

Delta plans to bring 50 customer service employees in from other airports to help at its ticket counters and at the Sky Club at the Miami airport.

Those who are flying during the Super Bowl will be able to watch the game in flight on planes equipped with live satellite TV.

Beyond the Super Bowl, Delta is expanding its presence in Miami as it launches a partnership with Latin American carrier LATAM.

Delta last week announced it will begin flying 13 new nonstop flights daily to Miami International Airport by this summer, including new routes from Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City and Tampa.

LATAM through the Oneworld airline alliance was a partner of American Airlines, which has a hub in Miami. But  LATAM will leave Oneworld in order to partner up with Delta.

The additional Delta flights to Miami will allow Delta passengers to connect there to LATAM flights to Latin America.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.