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Delta announces five daily nonstop routes between TPA and Miami

The service, which launches in May, will make one-stop access to Latin America and Europe easier.

Delta Air Lines last week announced it will be adding five daily nonstop flights to Miami, creating easier Latin America connections for TPA passengers with its partnering LATAM Airlines. The service, which will use the 76-seater Embraer ERJ-175, is also expected to also make one-stop flights to Europe more accessible via its partnering SkyTeam airlines such as Alitalia and Air France.

The service will begin May 4 and Delta is offering introductory fares by booking here. Currently, American Airlines is the only airline to offer nonstop service between TPA and Miami, averaging four daily flights.

Delta announced the new Miami service as a larger effort to bolster its Miami network, adding 13 total nonstop flights to MIA from Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City and Tampa. The increased service is part of the carrier’s developing partnership with LATAM, which Delta announced late last year.

“As our new industry-leading partnership with LATAM develops, this announcement broadens our footprint in south Florida to provide our customers with better connections between the U.S. and South America,” said Delta S.V.P. of Network Planning Joe Esposito. “With this expansion, we are now well positioned to provide superior service and a convenient network for customers connecting between our airlines as well as for travelers going to and from South Florida.”