The United States is expecting to receive more than 40,000 extra flights this year.
Here’s a look at what the airline industry thinks of the potential increase.
Chicago-Northwest, U.S.A. — This city-state’s major airports are expected to see an increase in flights as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expands its flight-tracking system.
The FAA’s new system is set to begin operating in March, allowing it to monitor thousands of flights per hour over the next few months.
Chicago will be the first city-and-county to receive a fleet of 10 Boeing 737 MAX jets, with two Boeing 737-800s and two Boeing 787 Dreamliners in service, according to the FAA.
Atlanta-Sandy Springs, Ga.
— The Atlanta-Sun Belt region is expected to receive roughly 60,000 additional flights this week.
This includes nearly 5,000 flights from Delta Air Lines, which operates Atlanta-Tbilisi International Airport.
Atlanta, which is in Georgia’s northwest, is the nation’s third-busiest airport, according with the FAA, trailing only Washington, D.C. and New York.
New Orleans-Metairie, La.
— More than 8,000 Delta flights are scheduled to depart New Orleans for Atlanta, according the FAA’s schedule.
Delta has been operating in New Orleans since June, when it began flying from New Orleans International Airport to Atlanta.
The carrier said that the flight volume will increase in March and April, when flights to and from New York and Los Angeles are expected.
Delta said the increase is due to a surge in passenger demand.
— Orlando-Manatee International Airport, which flies to Chicago and Atlanta, is expected have more than 6,500 flights on March 28.
Delta Air has operated at the airport since 2012, when Delta started flying from Atlanta to Orlando.
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas — The Dallas-Arlington International Airport in Texas is expected get more than 7,500 Delta flights, the FAA said.
Delta is currently operating from Dallas-Ft.
Worth International Airport and Southwest Airlines.
The company plans to add an additional Boeing 767 to its fleet in March.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
— Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is expected see a jump of nearly 4,000 new flights this weekend, with a total of more than 13,000 scheduled flights.
Delta Airlines has operated the airport for nearly four decades.
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C., – The Charlotte-Rock Rock Hill International Airport will be able to receive 20,000 flight times over the weekend.
Delta will begin flying from Charlotte-Franklin International Airport this week, according Delta.
Boston-New York-Washington, D,C.
— Delta will operate more than 10,000 domestic and international flights this month from Boston-Long Island City Airport.
The airline is scheduled to add another Boeing 737 to its service this week for a total flight capacity of more the 19,000 planned flights.
Atlanta/Sandy Creek, Ga.- Atlanta, Ga., — Atlanta’s two airports, Atlanta-DeKalb and Atlanta-Decatur International, are expected see more than 8-million domestic and 22,000 international flights in the next three months.
Delta announced last month that it will begin operating its first 787 aircraft at Atlanta-Oconee International, bringing the number of planes Delta will be flying from the region to more than 30,000.
Dallas/Fort Worth-Arroyo Grande, Texas-Dallas-Fort Wayne International Airport (DFW) will be receiving more than 2,500 more flights this time, according its schedule.
This is the first time the airport has received more than this many flights in three months, according a Delta press release.
San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.
— Southwest Airlines is expected increase its daily domestic flights to between 6,000 and 8,500 from its current 8,200 to 10,600, according Southwest.
The flight volume is expected from Dallas and Fort Worth-Fort Myers International Airport on the west side of the state.
The agency also said it expects more than 3,500 domestic and 2,000 global flights this March, and 2.8 million domestic and 9,000 worldwide flights by April.
New York-Newark-Jersey City, N-Y.
C-New Jersey-Long Beach International Airport-Los Angeles-Long Point International Airport are expected receive an increase of roughly 3,000 airfreight flights from the Federal Express.
Delta plans to offer additional flight capacity at the Long Point International and Newark Liberty International Airport by the end of the year, according Frontier Airlines.
Atlanta and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale