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Delta has pledged to use more of the quieter Airbus A320’s in their fleet at LaGuardia Airport.
By Forum Staff
At least one elected borough official recently commended Delta Air Lines for its decision to fly quieter airplanes at LaGuardia Airport.
“I am thrilled over Delta’s decision to use quieter airplanes at LaGuardia and I applaud the airline for being responsive to the needs of Queens residents,” said U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing). “Delta’s move will have a positive impact on airplane noise over our borough and it will make a difference to those who reside near the airport. I look forward to building on this switch to quieter aircraft, and working with airline officials to further mitigate airplane noise.”
Effective March 2, Delta stopped flying loud MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis; instead opting to fly the existing routes with a mix of quieter Airbus A320 family planes, Boeing 737s, and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft, Meng noted.
The Flushing congresswoman is a founder and active member of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus.