Delta Air Lines will begin operating three daily round-trips between Los Angeles and Seattle on April 8.
According to Delta Air Lines, passengers flying on the new service will have extensive connection opportunities to Delta’s comprehensive transpacific network.
Delta is rapidly growing its presence at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA code SEA) as an Asian gateway and recently received approval for new service to Shanghai for summer 2013.
The airline currently offers international service from Seattle to China’s capital Beijing and Osaka in Japan. Delta also has an extensive codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines at Seattle, giving customers access to more than 50 domestic markets.
From Los Angeles, customers can fly on Delta non-stop services to destinations such as Sydney and Tokyo, as well as on Delta codeshare flights with Virgin Australia to Melbourne and Brisbane.
The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat, two-class Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.
In addition to a first class cabin, each of these aircraft is equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and Delta’s snack, food for purchase and beverage offerings.
Delta says it operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi-equipped fleet, and in 2013 plans to introduce Wi-Fi on board widebody aircraft operating international services.
By this summer, all transpacific flights will feature Delta’s full flat-bed seats in Business Elite cabins. In addition, Delta is in the process of upgrading its facilities at both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as part of its $3 billion investment to improve products, services and facilities.
Delta’s new service between Los Angeles and Seattle will see flight DL4523 leaving LAX at 8:15 a.m. daily from April 8 and reaching SEA at 11:00 a.m. Flight DL4591 is timed to depart LAX at 3:20 p.m. and touch down at SEA at 6:05 p.m. Flight DL4564 is scheduled to push back from the gate at LAX at 9:30 p.m. and arrive at SEA at 12:15 a.m. the following morning.
In the other direction, flight DL4563 will begin taxiing at SEA at 6:45 a.m., in order to make a 9:25 a.m. arrival at LAX. (This flight begins operating on April 9.) Flight DL4523 will depart SEA daily from April 8 at 11:50 a.m. and get to LAX at 2:30 p.m. Flight DL4591 (which has the same flight number as the inbound flight arriving at SEA 45 minutes earlier) is timed to leave SEA at 6:50 p.m. and reach LAX at 9:30 p.m.