Delta Air Lines is adding seven non-stop, year-round destinations from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.
The new destinations include Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon; Lihue, Hawaii; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Redmond, Oregon.
Tickets on flights to the seven destinations will be available for purchase beginning Saturday, January 14.
With these additions, Delta will offer 160 peak-day flights to 49 destinations – including 16 of the top 20 destinations – from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this summer.
Delta’s new year-round services from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the seven destinations include:
● One daily round-trip to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, beginning March 9;
● Three daily round-trips to Eugene Airport, beginning April 1;
● One daily round-trip to Nashville International Airport, beginning May 26;
● One daily round-trip to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, beginning June 8;
● One daily round-trip to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, beginning June 12;
● Two daily round-trips to Redmond Municipal Airport, beginning June 12; and
● One daily flight to Lihue Airport, beginning December 21.
Delta regional-airline partner SkyWest Airlines will operate the round-trips to Eugene and Redmond as Delta Connection services using two-class, 69-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.
SkyWest Airlines will also operate the Seattle-Milwaukee round-trip as a Delta Connection service, using 76-seat Embraer 175 regional jets.
Delta itself will operate the round-trips from Seattle to Austin and Nashville, using Airbus A319s whose cabins have recently been upgraded and which now offer on demand in-flight entertainment for all passengers. Delta will serve Lihue with Boeing 757-200s and Raleigh-Durham with Boeing 737NGs.
In addition to the new destinations, Delta will also expand service to existing destinations from Seattle. The airline will operate second daily round-trips to Boston and Orlando, an eighth daily round-trip to Portland and a fifth daily round-trip to San Diego.
Additionally, Delta will switch to larger mainline aircraft for several of its round-trips from Seattle to San Francisco and Denver.
On March 26, Delta’s joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic Airways will begin Boeing 787-9 service from Seattle to London Heathrow, replacing the flight currently operated by Delta and adding 50 seats as well as Premium Economy service.
Delta and its joint-venture partners serve more long-haul international destinations from Seattle than any other carrier, including the top five destinations in Asia and three in Europe, according to the Atlanta-based carrier.
Additionally, the Port of Seattle is expected to break ground on a new International Arrivals Facility in early 2017.