Delta to Add Seven New Destinations from Seattle in 2017

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.

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SkyWest Airlines will launch five-times-daily Los Angeles-Denver round-trips for the Delta Connection network on June 1, on behalf of Delta Air Lines.

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The Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets will be the first of the model to be operated by GoJet Airlines, whose existing fleet consists of 47 Bombardier CRJ700s.

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Two regional airlines operating Delta Connection flights for Delta Air Lines will launch daily non-stop service next spring from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to five new destinations as part of the continued expansion of Delta’s West Coast hub.

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Through Delta Connection partner Compass Airlines, Delta Air Lines will launch twice-daily non-stop service from Los Angeles to San Antonio on April 7, 2015. Compass is also launching four-times-daily Delta Connection service from LAX to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, on November 3.

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Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson has told the airline’s employees that Delta will not allow voice calls to or from cellular or Internet-based phones onboard its mainline or regional aircraft during flight.

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Among the new services are year-round daily flights to Jacksonville in Florida and Richmond in Virginia. Delta Air Lines will also offer new service from Boston to Las Vegas.

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Delta’s new service to SEA from San Francisco and increased service from Los Angeles will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines, with the exception of one daily mainline flight from Los Angeles. Delta’s increased Las Vegas-Seattle service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines.

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Delta Air Lines is launching hourly, non-stop Delta Shuttle service between Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports on September 3. The Delta Shuttle services on the Los Angeles-San Francisco route will offer 14 daily round-trips and a service product tailored to business travelers.

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Delta Air Lines is launching daily non-stop service from Atlanta to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on December 21, as well as Saturday-only round-trips from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Air Canada will launch weekly non-stop flights on December 14 between Toronto and Eagle County Regional Airport, which serves Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Delta Air Lines is launching twice-daily regional jet service between Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 10.

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The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat, two-class Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new, on-demand entertainment options to its fleet of more than 950 two-class Delta and Delta Connection aircraft. The Delta Connect Wi-Fi portal will allow customers to stream television and movie options directly to their laptops or tablets while in flight.

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SkyWest, Inc. has reached agreement with Delta Air Lines on a deal which provides SkyWest with 34 more dual-class regional jets and calls for early termination of its Delta Connection operating contracts for 66 single-class Bombardier CRJ200s.

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Delta Air Lines is shutting down regional-airline subsidiary Comair, Inc. as of September 30, with Comair operating its last flights on September 29.

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If ratified, a new tentative agreement between Delta Air Lines and its pilot union will allow Delta to acquire up to 70 more two-class, 76-seat regional jets as well as the 88 Boeing 717s that Delta has agreed in principle to sublease from Southwest Airlines.

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On April 1, Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and its subsidiaries Colgan Air and Pinnacle Airlines filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code for protection from creditors and existing contracts.

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From December 31 the combined airline will operate solely as ExpressJet Airlines and will be the largest regional airline in the world, with more than 400 aircraft operating 2,350 flights each day.

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The first Delta Connection regional jet equipped with Wi-Fi departed on September 7 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with scheduled stops in Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and White Plains, New York throughout the day.

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