Delta Launches New Seattle Service from West Coast Markets
New routes support expansion of international offerings from Sea-Tac International Airport
SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will offer new daily nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from San Francisco International Airport as well as increased service from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, beginning next year. The new service is designed to provide customers access to the airline's growing trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific network from its global gateway in Seattle.
Details of Delta's new and expanded Seattle service include:
- Six new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco beginning March 29, 2014, increasing to seven daily flights on June 5, 2014.
- Two additional flights from Las Vegas for a total of three daily nonstop flights beginning Jan. 6, 2014, increasing to five daily nonstop flights on April 1, 2014.
- Two additional flights from Los Angeles for a total of seven daily nonstop flights beginning June 5, 2014.
"San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the three largest West Coast-to-Asia markets in the United States," said Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president – Seattle. "Their addition into this local market will bolster domestic service as well as continue to help support our growing international portfolio in Seattle."
Seattle is one of Delta's fastest-growing international gateways. The airline currently operates nonstop service to six international markets including Amsterdam, Beijing, Osaka, Paris, Shanghai-Pudong and Tokyo, and recently announced additional service in 2014 to London-Heathrow, Hong Kong and Seoul, pending government approval. The new and additional flights will allow for convenient connections to all of Seattle's international Delta flights.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, every international Delta flight from Seattle will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, Economy Comfort seating and entertainment on demand in every seat throughout the aircraft.
Delta's service from San Francisco and Los Angeles will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines using two-class Embraer E-175s, with the exception of one daily mainline flight from Los Angeles. Additionally, Delta's Las Vegas-Seattle service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using two-class Canadair CRJ-700s and CRJ-900s. Each aircraft is equipped with First Class and Economy Comfort seating as well as onboard Wi-Fi.
In Seattle, Delta has expanded its service to 38 peak-day departures to 16 destinations, including seven international destinations. The airline has also invested $14 million in its facilities at Sea-Tac, including its recently completed lobby renovations, new Delta Sky Club, Sky Priority services, new gate area power recharging stations and expanded ticket counters.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 312 destinations in 56 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines
Posted: October 1, 2013