Delta, Southwest add flights to Atlanta for Super Bowl

Hartsfield-Jackson's domestic terminal atrium on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
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Hartsfield-Jackson's domestic terminal atrium on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are adding flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for the Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

Atlanta-based Delta is adding more flights on Friday Feb. 1 before the Super Bowl from Los Angeles and Boston, an additional Boston-Atlanta flight on Saturday Feb. 2, as well as return flights on Monday Feb. 4.

Delta said the additional flights will be on 199-seat Boeing 757s. The airline is also adding flights from Atlanta to New York LaGuardia Airport on Monday after the Super Bowl.

The Monday after the Super Bowl, which airport officials are calling Exodus Day, is expected to set records for traffic at the world's busiest airport.

Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta behind Delta, is also adding flights on Friday Feb 1 from Boston, Los Angeles and St. Louis to Atlanta, as well as return flights on Friday Feb. 4.

“These extra flights meet higher demand as fans make plans to follow their teams to Atlanta to watch the biggest football game of the year,” said Southwest’s senior director of network planning Brook Sorem in a written statement.

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