Delta announced this morning that they would launching new non-stop service between Los Angeles and Denver, starting June 1, 2016 onboard their CRJ-900 aircraft.
Delta Launches New Service from Los Angeles
Per Delta Air Lines,
“Delta will launch five daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Denver International Airport beginning June 1, 2016, closing a key gap for its corporate customers in Los Angeles.
Delta’s Denver service will provide one-stop connecting service to several key international destinations through LAX, including Sydney and Brisbane through Delta’s partnership with Virgin Australia as well as Tokyo-Haneda. The service will also complement Delta’s recent growth in Los Angeles, which includes the launch of nonstop service to Shanghai. In 2016, Delta will begin operating Boeing 717 aircraft on all Delta Shuttle flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco, increase to 10 daily flights to both New York-JFK and Seattle and add a third daily flight to Boston. Delta’s seat growth in Los Angeles has grown more than 99 percent since 2009, the most of any carrier.
“We are relentless in our pursuit of becoming the airline of choice for Angelenos, and Denver is a key addition to our growing portfolio on the West Coast,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Sales-West. “With five daily flights and our recent investments in T5, Delta has a very competitive offering for customers traveling between L.A. and Denver.”
Delta’s Los Angeles to Denver flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using two-class, 76-seat CRJ-900 aircraft:
Delta operates 160 peak-day departures to 60 destinations from Los Angeles and recently completed a $229-million facilities enhancement of Terminal 5 at LAX that features a newly remodeled Delta Sky Club, a renovated Sky Priority lobby, and a brand new premium check-in experience, Delta ONE at LAX. For more information on Delta ONE at LAX, visit www.delta.com/deltaoneatlax.”
Delta is really trying to increase their Los Angeles service, and this latest announcement doesn’t come as a surprise to me. Denver is a huge United hub, and Delta is doing anything they can to try and win marketshare from United, so by connecting passengers through Los Angeles, they feel they will be more desirable to Denver based passengers.
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