Delta Sets Daily Flight Record

20130626_aircraft-0475 (1)Delta Airlines announced it recorded 3,303 mainline departures on Friday, kicking off the busy summer season. Including Delta Connection, the company set a one-day record for flights with a total of 5,877 scheduled departures in a single day, beating out last year’s record by 70 flights.

A total of 600,000 customers flew on the Delta system on Friday but there is more to come.

Though June 17 was the busiest mainline operational day on record so far, it’s just a warm up for July 29—the busiest scheduled day of 2016—when 5,955 mainline and Delta Connection flights are expected to depart.

Delta has New York hub airports at LaGuardia and JFK.