SkyWest Airlines will launch five-times-daily Los Angeles-Denver round-trips for the Delta Connection network on June 1.
According to Delta Air Lines, which owns the Delta Connection brand under which regional carriers operate services with regional airliners on Delta’s behalf, the new Los Angeles-Denver service will close a key service gap for its corporate customers in Los Angeles.
Skywest Airlines will operate the flights with two-class, 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.
Delta says the Denver service will provide one-stop connecting service to several key international destinations through Los Angeles International Airport, including Sydney and Brisbane through Delta’s partnership with Virgin Australia, and also Delta’s service to Tokyo Haneda.
The carrier also says the new Denver service will complement its growth at Los Angeles International Airport, which includes non-stop service to Shanghai.
In 2016, Delta will begin operating Boeing 717s on all Delta Shuttle flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It will also increase its service to both New York JFK and Seattle to 10 round-trips a day and add a third daily flight to Boston.
According to Delta, its seat growth in Los Angeles has grown more than 99 per cent since 2009.
SkyWest Airlines’ Delta Connection schedule on the Los Angeles-Denver route calls for its first flight each day to depart Los Angeles International Airport (IATA code LAX) at 6:30 a.m. daily from June 1 and reach Denver International Airport (DEN) at 9:55 a.m. local time.
Its second flight will leave LAX at 9:10 a.m. and arrive at DEN at 12:35 p.m. local time, while its third flight will push back at 12:45 p.m. and touch down at DEN at 4:10 p.m. local time.
SkyWest Airlines’ fourth daily Los Angeles-Denver flight will vacate its gate at LAX at 3:30 p.m. and get to DEN at 6:50 p.m. local time, while its fifth flight will leave at 6:55 p.m. and arrive at DEN at 10:20 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, SkyWest Airlines’ first Denver-Los Angeles flight of the day will push back at DEN at 7:00 a.m. daily from June 1 and reach LAX at 8:30 a.m. local time.
SkyWest Airlines’ second flight will depart DEN at 10:30 a.m. and touch down at LAX at 12:05 p.m. local time, while its third flight will vacate its gate at DEN at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at LAX at 2:45 p.m. local time.
The fourth flight will leave DEN at 4:45 p.m., in order to make an arrival at LAX at 6:15 p.m. lcao time; and its fifth daily flight will push back from the gate at DEN at 8:35 p.m. and get to LAX at 10:10 p.m. local time.
Delta offers 160 peak-day Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection departures to 60 destinations from Los Angeles.