Delta Air Lines 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 comprehensive trans-Pacific network.
Delta is rapidly growing 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 an extensive 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 the world's largest 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 improve products, services and facilities.