Created: 12/15/2013 5:05 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
Delta Airlines is expanding its reach in upstate New York.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says Delta will add several new flights from Syracuse to major airline hubs in 2014, including two new daily flights to JFK International Airport in New York City.
Schumer says he secured commitments to add the Syracuse flights during a meeting with Delta CEO Richard Anderson.
Two new round-trip flights from Syracuse to JFK will be added in April, and Schumer says Delta has agreed to add an unspecified number of flights to Minneapolis during 2014.
Schumer says Delta also will bolster its service from Syracuse to Atlanta by flying larger airplanes on the existing flights. The move will increase seating capacity by 8 percent.