Delta to offer nonstop O.C. to New York flights

Starting Sept. 7, John Wayne Airport will offer its first nonstop commercial service to and from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Delta Airlines will operate once daily flights between JFK and the Orange County gateway aboard a Boeing 737-700, said Jenny Wedge, John Wayne Airport's spokeswoman.

Only one other carrier serving John Wayne offers nonstop service to the New York area, Wedge said. Continental Airlines flies to Newark Liberty International Airport from JWA. The new connection will replace Delta's nonstop flight from JWA to Detroit, Wedge said.

The first JFK-bound Delta flight is scheduled to depart John Wayne at 1:45 p.m. (PST) Sept. 7 and reach JFK at 10:15 p.m. (EST) that evening, Wedge said. The first inbound flight from JFK is scheduled to land at around noon local time.

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