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Delta to add two new international routes this weekend

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) this weekend will begin new service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Prior to the inaugural flight, Seattle was the largest West Coast city without nonstop service to Haneda, which is the preferred Tokyo airport for many business travelers due to its proximity to the city’s central business district.

Seattle-Haneda service adds to Delta’s growing Asian gateway in Seattle. In addition to Tokyo, Delta will begin new service to Shanghai on June 16, and also operates flights to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. In addition to its Asian gateway, Delta operates nonstop service to Paris and Amsterdam from Seattle. This summer the airline will operate more than 45 daily flights to 18 destinations worldwide from Seattle.

The Haneda flight will operate using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft at which time every Delta trans-Pacific flight will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, as well as Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft. The flight also complements Delta’s nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Tokyo-Narita, which upgrades to a Boeing 747-400 on June 1.

Delta’s successful international growth in Seattle is possible, in part, because of its partnership with Alaska Airlines, which operates a domestic hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new Tokyo-Haneda flight will benefit from easy connections to more than 55 U.S. cities on Delta and Alaska’s domestic networks.

Delta’s schedule between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
Flt 581 SEA at 9:10 p.m. HND at 11:30 p.m. (following day) June 1, 2013
Flt 580 HND at 12:30 a.m. SEA at 5:40 p.m. (previous day) June 3, 2013

Delta Air Lines this weekend will also begin new nonstop service between Newark’s Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Newark is one of the largest markets from Paris.

The new service will be operated with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

In addition to Newark, this summer Delta will offer flights between Paris and its hubs at New York-JFK, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and Cincinnati, as well as key business markets in Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Delta’s schedule between Newark’s Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
Flt 610 EWR at 6:50 p.m. CDG at 8:35 a.m. June 1, 2013
Flt 609 CDG at 1:30 p.m. EWR at 3:50 p.m. June 2, 2013

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER WL N172DZ (msn 29691) arrives at Tokyo (Narita).

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Delta files for more frequencies to Brazil

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to add additional nonstop flights between Sao Paulo and the key business markets of New York (JFK) and Atlanta, increasing competition on air service between the U.S. and Brazil.

If approved, Delta will begin second daily Sao Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York in 2013.

Delta currently operates 35 nonstop weekly flights between Brazil and the U.S. including Atlanta, Detroit and New York-JFK to Sao Paulo, as well as from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

Delta’s proposed addition of a second daily flight between Sao Paulo and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York’s marks another important step in Delta’s plan to invest and grow at New York. The new flight will operate out of the expanded and enhanced state-of the-art International Terminal 4, which opens its doors in 90 days amid a $1.4 billion million terminal expansion project.

In its filing, Delta also requested approval to continue its daily nonstop service between its hub in Detroit and Sao Paulo. Delta’s right to operate that flight will transfer to US Airways in 2015 as part of a previously approved slot transaction that allowed Delta to expand at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

This is the first time in more than a decade that the Department of Transportation has the opportunity to allocate new Sao Paulo frequencies.  These opportunities arise as direct result of the U.S. government’s success in negotiating a new air service agreement with Brazil, which is expected to result in a full Open Skies agreement by 2015.

The new frequencies would be served with Delta’s 767-300 ER equipped with state-of-the-art flatbed seats, video on demand entertainment system, and award-winning food and wine service, Ferri said.  The 767 has a capacity of 210 passengers, 35 Business Elite, 32 Economy Comfort and 143 economy class seats.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 ER N172DZ (msn 29691) climbs briskly away from the runway at Tokyo (Narita)

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