Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley Comments on Increased Delta Flights

Mar 20, 2000

Grassley Comments on Increased Delta Flights

Senator Chuck Grassley today issued the following statement regarding the decision by Delta Airlines to expand service at 31 nonstop destinations, including regional jet service between New York's LaGuardia Airport and Des Moines:

"Today's announcement by Delta Airlines should be music to the ears of Iowa consumers. Increased service to Des Moines shows that the market forces are already starting to work as a result of my efforts to eliminate the slot system. By opening up direct flights, increased competition is created, which can only help our travelers who face inconvenience and bloated prices."

The expanded nonstop in Des Moines will likely be underway by the end of the year.