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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng Commends Delta for Decision to Fly Quieter Airplanes at LaGuardia Airport

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today commended Delta Air Lines for its decision to fly quieter airplanes at LaGuardia Airport.
Effective today, Delta will stop flying loud MD-88 aircrafts on a scheduled basis, and will instead fly the existing routes with a mix of quieter Airbus A320 family aircrafts, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircrafts.
“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 Meng. “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 aircrafts, and working with airline officials to further mitigate airplane noise.”
Meng has launched numerous initiatives to reduce airplane noise over Queens and is a founder and active member of the Quiet Skies Caucus.