26 May, 2015, 12:00 ET
SEATTLE, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Boston; Orlando; Pasco, Wash.; and Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is a new destination in Delta's network and is subject to foreign government approval. Delta will also expand its existing Bozeman, Mont., service from Seattle.
The new service includes:
- One daily year-round flight to Boston's Logan International Airport beginning April 4, 2016.
- One daily year-round flight to Orlando International Airport beginning Dec. 19, 2015.
- Three daily year-round flights to Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco beginning Nov. 1, 2015.
- Three daily year-round flights to Victoria International Airport beginning April 4, 2016.
- One daily year-round flight to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport beginning August 1, 2015, expanded from Saturday-only seasonal service.
Flights to Boston and Orlando will operate using Boeing 737-800 and 757-200 aircraft, respectively. Bozeman, Pasco and Victoria service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 65-seat CRJ-700 jets.
The new service is part of Delta's previously announced plans for 2 percent system capacity growth for 2015.
Boston and Orlando service will connect Seattle with the third and fifth largest markets on the East Coast. Boston service will also provide customers one-stop access through Seattle to the top five destinations in Asia.
"Through our growth, our team of nearly 3,000 Seattle-area employees is working diligently to support the needs of our Seattle customers and the hundreds of thousands of other customers we connect through Sea-Tac each year," said Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president of Seattle. "These new flights are important additions and are consistent with Delta's industry-leading commitment to capacity discipline. We look forward to showing our customers what Delta's brand of thoughtful, reliable and innovative is all about as Seattle continues to take its place as a global commerce center."
As a global airline, Delta offers Seattle customers access to a worldwide network of destinations throughout Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. By August, the airline will operate 128 flights to 36 destinations from its West Coast hub.
Earlier this month, Delta celebrated the start of service from Seattle to Boise; Sacramento; Sitka, Alaska; and Ketchikan, Alaska along with the expansion of service to Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska. Service to Denver begins June 4, and service to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii begins in December. Delta will also expand service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in October along with Palm Springs, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz., in December.
During the summer, Delta offers 10 long-haul international flights from Seattle, providing as much long-haul international service from Seattle as all other airlines combined. This includes the top five destinations in Asia and three of the top four destinations in Europe. Delta is the only carrier to offer nonstop service from Seattle to Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda.
Every Delta flight from Seattle features jet service with Delta One/First Class and Delta Comfort+ seating and free entertainment options via Delta Studio as well as Wi-Fi service on every domestic aircraft operating in the contiguous U.S. Delta is the only carrier to offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in Delta One on every long-haul international flight from Seattle along with entertainment on demand in every seat throughout the aircraft. Locally, Delta recently opened a 7,000-square-foot corporate office just outside Seattle in downtown Bellevue. The airline has also invested $15 million in its facilities at Sea-Tac, including its Delta Sky Club and lobby renovations, Sky Priority services, new gate area power recharging stations, expanded ticket counters and enhancements to the international arrivals area. Delta people are active members of the Seattle community, working to serve their neighbors both in and out of the airport.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine's top 50 World's Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 60 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
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