Delta Air Lines (Seattle/Tacoma) is adding more feeder routes to its growing Seattle/Tacoma mini international (and now domestic) hub in direct competition to its “partner” Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma). The carrier will add daily Delta Connection service from SEA to both Calgary and Spokane starting on November 3 with Bombardier CRJ700s.
Update: On May 27 Delta issued this statement:
Delta Air Lines this fall will add new service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to popular ski and beach destinations, including Spokane, Washington; Maui, Hawaii; Bozeman, Montana; Calgary, Alberta; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This will give Seattle-area travelers more choice as the airline continues growing its domestic and international network in the Emerald City. All new international destinations are pending foreign government approval, and Puerto Vallarta service is awaiting U.S. government approval and is not yet available for sale.
Delta’s new Seattle/Tacoma service beginning November 3, 2014, includes:
Four daily flights to Spokane International Airport using two-class, 65-seat CRJ700 aircraft
Two daily flights to Calgary International Airport using two-class, 76-seat Embraer ERJ 175 aircraft
New Seattle service beginning December 20, 2014, includes:
One daily flight to Maui’s Kahului Airport using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft
One daily seasonal flight to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport through Jan. 4, 2015, then
Saturday service from Jan. 10 through March 28, 2015, using two-class, 76-seat Embraer E-175 aircraft
Four weekly flights to Los Cabos International Airport through Jan. 10, 2015, then Saturday service beginning Jan. 17, 2015, using an Airbus A319 aircraft
Four weekly flights to Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport through Jan. 10, 2015, then Saturday service beginning Jan. 17, 2015, using an Airbus A319 aircraft
Delta began nonstop international service in March to London-Heathrow and will begin nonstop service to Seoul and Hong Kong on June 2 and 16, respectively.
The airline is in the process of beginning significant new Seattle/Tacoma growth to markets including San Francisco; Fairbanks, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; San Jose, Calif.; San Diego; Vancouver, British Columbia; Portland, Ore.; Phoenix; Palm Springs, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Jackson Hole, Wyo.; as well as expanded service to Anchorage; Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
In addition to London-Heathrow, Delta currently operates nonstop flights from Seattle/Tacoma to Amsterdam, Beijing, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Shanghai-Pudong, Tokyo-Haneda and Tokyo-Narita. By this summer, Delta will offer more international service from Seattle/Tacoma than all other carriers combined with 10 daily destinations and more than 2,500 daily international seats as part of the market’s 86 peak-day departures to 26 destinations.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. In the Seattle/Tacoma area Delta bills itself as “Seattle’s Global Airline”, even on baggage carts at SeaTac.