Visitors and residents will soon have more opportunity to come and go from the Golden Isles with expanded flight service and additional seating as announced by Delta Air Lines this week. Delta will be adding new flights to the schedule for Brunswick Golden Isles Airport to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, beginning May 22, 2020.
The first arriving daily flight from Atlanta into Brunswick and the corresponding return flight will offer expanded seating capacity for 76 passengers and more luggage aboard the larger CRJ-900 aircraft. The announcement, made by Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning, marked the airline’s deepening commitment to local air service for the Golden Isles and surrounding communities.
“We’re very excited about our Delta partnership and the most recent news of expanded air service,” said Scott McQuade, President & CEO of the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This will allow our visitors and residents even easier access to Delta’s broad global network of connectivity. Flying into the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport provides an incredible front door experience that gives passengers an amazing facility, free parking and the opportunity to be at the beach or their home within minutes of their arrival.”
The new schedule, which will become active on May 22, 2020, offers passengers boarding in Brunswick the option of departures for Atlanta at 6:15 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. Passengers boarding in Atlanta bound for Brunswick can choose from flights leaving at 10:25 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.
The larger aircraft will be available for the flight departing Atlanta at 10:25 a.m., arriving in Brunswick at 11:42 a.m., and the subsequent return flight leaving Brunswick at 12:20 p.m., arriving in Atlanta at 1:39 p.m. Delta Connection carrier SkyWest will operate three of the four Brunswick flights on Canadair regional jet aircraft. Delta Connection carrier Endeavor Air will operate the remaining Brunswick flights, which will upgrade to a 2-class CRJ-900 aircraft, providing a more comfortable experience by allowing passengers to purchase first class seating assignments.
The airport, which welcomes 80,000 passengers each year, looks forward to the increased growth opportunity for the Golden Isles. “We are delighted to share this new expansion of our service with our neighbors and visitors from all over the world,” stated Robert Burr, Executive Director of the Glynn County Airport Commission. “The additional flights and larger aircraft capacity will help us accommodate the growing number of people who want to come directly into the Golden Isles and enjoy all the beauty and hospitality we have to offer. We strongly encourage our residents and visitors to utilize our local airport not only to sustain this new service but also continue to create further expansion opportunities in the future.”