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TMCNet:  Delta to Launch New Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and Seattle

[January 09, 2013]

Delta to Launch New Nonstop Service Between Los Angeles and Seattle

Jan 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Delta Air Lines announced it will add three daily flights between Los Angeles and Seattle, beginning April 8, 2013.

Customers flying on Delta's new service will benefit from connection opportunities to a trans-Pacific network.

According to a release, Delta is expanding Seattle as an Asian gateway and recently received approval for new service to Shanghai for summer 2013. The airline currently offers international service to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. Delta also has a codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines in Seattle, providing customers access to more than 50 domestic markets. From Los Angeles, customers can enjoy nonstop service to destinations including Sydney and Tokyo, as well as codeshare flights with Virgin Australia to Melbourne and Brisbane.




The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat two-class CRJ900 regional jets. In addition to a first class cabin, these aircraft are equipped with onboard WiFi and Delta's snack, food for purchase and beverage offerings.

Delta currently operates a WiFi-equipped fleet, and plans to introduce WiFi onboard international widebody aircraft in 2013.

By summer 2013, all trans-Pacific flights will feature Delta's full flat-bed product in Business Elite. In addition, Delta is in the process of upgrading its facilities at both Los Angeles International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as part of its ongoing $3 billion investment to affect products, services and facilities.

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