Delta Announces New Detroit to Honolulu (HNL) Service


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Delta announced they’ll be launching new nonstop service between Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport hub and Daniel K. Inouye Honolulu International Airport starting June 29, 2019. The new service will operated using one of their  Boeing 767-300ER offering lie-flat seats in Delta One, which will be eligible for complimentary Medallion upgrades.

Per Delta,

Delta customers will have more options to bask in the Aloha spirit beginning next June as new service between Delta’s Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport hub and Daniel K. Inouye Honolulu International Airport comes online.

The Detroit-Honolulu route will be served with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft equipped with 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin. The onboard experience includes access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens and power ports in every seat.

The added service follows the announcement of nonstop service to San Jose, Calif. that begins Nov. 15. Delta is also planning to expand its service to London-Heathrow from Detroit to twice daily beginning May 2019. Additional schedule details will be released at a later date.

The new Detroit service marks Delta’s ninth U.S. gateway to Honolulu, joining current core service from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle in addition to seasonal service from New York-JFK, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

It’s nice to see Delta adding back service from Detroit to Honolulu, as this will create more one-stop connection options for customers in the Midwest, as well as an additional option for those connecting from the East Coast. Performance wise, the flight is starting in the middle of the summer, so it will be interesting to see how loads are on this route.

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What’s your thoughts about Delta’s latest announcement about their new service to Honolulu? Feel free to share in the comments below. 

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