When it comes to Delta’s operation in Seattle, it seems like they are always expanding with their flights, and today’s latest announcement is no less. Delta is planning to add non-stop service between Seattle and Kona as well as some new seasonal flights.
The new and increased Seattle service will operate as follows:
- One daily flight to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii beginning Dec. 19, 2015
- One additional daily flight to Palm Springs, Calif., for a total of two daily seasonal flights beginning Dec. 19, 2015
- One daily seasonal flight to Tucson, Ariz., which was previously Saturday service, beginning Dec. 19, 2015
- Extension of seasonal service to daily year-round service to Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska, beginning May 15, 2015
- Expanded seasonal service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, beginning Oct. 3, 2015
Delta explains that, service to Kona will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Fairbanks, Juneau and Puerto Vallarta will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft, while Los Cabos will use Airbus A319 aircraft.
Palm Springs and Tucson service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 65-seat CRJ-700 aircraft. Additionally, Delta will introduce Boeing 717 aircraft on some existing routes between Seattle and Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
For those living in Seattle, this a great enhancement to the existing Delta service already. With this latest announcement, Delta will now offer 126 peak-day departures to 35 destinations by summer, giving Alaksa Airlines a run for their money.