By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 16, 2022 at 12:02 PM

Delta Airlines began daily nonstop service from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to New York's JFK Airport on Thursday, with departures at 7:10 a.m. and return flights leaving NYC at 6 p.m. and arriving in Milwaukee at 7:40.

Delta already offers nonstop service from MKE to New York's recently renovated LaGuardia Airport.

Earlier this spring, JetBlue also added nonstops to JFK – a service I tested out myself in April.

“We’re delighted to welcome additional service to New York, and we commend Delta for offering more ways to get travelers to the Big Apple this summer and beyond,” said Airport Director Brian Dranzik on Thursday.

“There’s been an increased demand for travel to this exciting city, and we’re glad that Delta is responding by giving travelers more versatility and options by offering service to both JFK and LaGuardia.”

The route operates seven days a week on CRJ-700 planes that have nine First Class, 16 Delta Comfort and 44 Main Cabin seats.

While LaGuardia is great for connecting to other domestic destinations, JFK also offers dozens of flights to international locations.

Make time on your trip to check out the TWA Hotel lobby in Eero Saarinen's stunning 1960s TWA Terminal at JFK. You won't regret it.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.