Comair, Delta’s smaller regional subsidiary, has requested permission to fly a new route.
The proposed route is a daily service between Washington, D.C. and Savannah, Georgia. If allowed it would be the only direct route between the two cities.
Comair and Delta both expect the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve the route, and have said they would like the service to begin sixty days afterwards.
Savannah is a growing business travel destination and was recently found to be the fifth largest containerized shipping port in the U.S. It is a major stopover point for ships headed to the Panama Canal.
Delta’s, Bob Cortelyou, said: “This route would provide convenient access for the many customers representing the varied commercial, government and military interests that link the two communities, as well as support a strong tourism base.”