In Michigan
7:24 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Delta, Southwest add new routes at Detroit Metro

ROMULUS, MI – Detroit Metropolitan Airport says Delta and Southwest airlines are adding new routes next year, while a third carrier will resume flights in November.

Delta will start nonstop service next June to Seoul, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Weekly flights from Metro to Shanghai will be increased from five to seven.

Southwest plans daily nonstop flights to Denver beginning March 14.

USA3000 is resuming flights to Fort Myers, Fla., and Cancun, Mexico on Nov. 21, followed by Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Nov. 29. Flights will be added on select days to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

USA3000 suspended Detroit service in April.

Airport officials estimate the annual economic impact of the new routes to Southeast Michigan at $41 million.