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Delta to add Seattle/Tacoma-Osaka service, will drop Hong Kong service

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1613B (msn 32776) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942387.

Delta Air Lines is adding nonstop service from its Seattle/Tacoma hub to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, starting in 2019, complementing its existing international network.

Delta will fly the new route with one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens and power ports. Meals, created in partnership with Delta’s Michelin two-star consulting chef Norio Ueno will be featured in all cabins of service.

Schedule details will be released at a later date. Delta today at Osaka offers daily service to Honolulu, making Seattle its second nonstop U.S. destination from the Japanese city.

Delta has made the difficult business decision to cease Seattle/Tacoma-Hong Kong service, with the last flight out of Hong Kong on October 4. Delta will continue to serve Hong Kong from Seattle/Tacoma via Seoul-ICN, with its joint venture partner Korean Air.

The Seattle/Tacoma-Osaka route will be included in Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which serves 12 destinations in Japan — giving shared customers optimized schedules, a more seamless customer experience and improved loyalty program benefits.

Delta continues to grow its overall presence in Seattle/Tacoma, with a 10 percent increase in peak-day seats at its Seattle/Tacoma hub for summer 2018, driven by the addition of three new domestic destinations as well as more flights and larger aircraft operating between existing routes. The airline will operate 174 peak-day departures to 54 destinations in July 2018, an increase of 11 departures compared with summer 2017 and 96 departures over summer 2014.

 

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1613B (msn 32776) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942387.

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Delta’s Seattle growth continues for sixth straight year with 3 new destinations

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N320NB (msn 1392) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 102205.

Delta Air Lines is kicking off the New Year with a 10 percent increase in peak-day seats at its Seattle/Tacoma hub for summer 2018, driven by the addition of three new destinations as well as more flights and larger aircraft operating between existing routes. The new destinations include Washington-Dulles and Kansas City, which will launch on June 8, and Indianapolis, which will launch on June 18.

New Service to Washington-Dulles, Kansas City, and Indianapolis

Delta will offer one daily round-trip each to Washington Dulles International Airport, Kansas City International Airport, and Indianapolis International Airport. Washington-Dulles service will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Kansas City service will be operated using E-175 aircraft, and Indianapolis service will be operated using Airbus A 319 aircraft.

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
SEA at 10 p.m. IAD at 6:15 a.m. Boeing 737-800
IAD at 7:05 a.m. SEA at 9:55 a.m. Boeing 737-800
Departs Arrives Aircraft
SEA at 5:15 p.m. MCI at 10:45 p.m. E-175
MCI at 7 a.m. SEA at 9 a.m. E-175
Departs Arrives Aircraft
SEA at 10:10 a.m. IND at 5:40 p.m. Airbus A319
IND at 6:15 p.m. SEA at 7:30 p.m. Airbus A319

 

Delta adds frequencies and larger aircraft to existing routes

Based on more demand from Seattle customers, Delta will launch additional flights to Las Vegas, New York-JFK, Orlando and Medford during spring/summer 2018 and will expand its summer seasonal service to Cincinnati to year-round. Additionally, Delta will offer seasonal weekend service to New Orleans from Feb. 10 through March 31.

The airline will also use larger aircraft to operate several existing routes, including Austin, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, Phoenix and San Diego.

Growth shows strength of Delta’s Seattle hub

Delta’s significant growth in Seattle to start 2018 speaks to the strength of its Sea-Tac hub. The airline will operate 174 peak-day departures to 54 destinations in July 2018, an increase of 11 departures compared with summer 2017 and 96 departures over summer 2014. Delta’s domestic seats will be up 112 percent over summer 2014, with 80 percent of Delta’s domestic seats served from Seattle on mainline aircraft for summer 2018.

Delta and its joint venture partners Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet serve 16 international destinations from Seattle, including Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Paris, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai, Tokyo-Narita, and eight destinations in Canada and Mexico. Air France will also begin direct Seattle-Paris service in March to complement Delta’s existing service. In 2017, the airline added or expanded service to nine destinations, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Eugene, Lihue, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh and Redmond.  Seattle is also Delta’s primary gateway to Alaska with service to five destinations — Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

 

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N320NB (msn 1392) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 102205.

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Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as the pilot shortage lessens

Delivered on April 27, 2017

Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) is planning to resume Embraer 175 deliveries again in March 2018 according to Seattle Times. Deliveries were halted this past summer by outgoing CEO Dave Campbell due to a pilot shortage that has eased up. SkyWest Airlines filled the void for Alaska Airlines with their Embraer 175s.

The new Embraer 175s will gradually replace the Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N622QX (msn 17000651) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938965.

With Airberlin gone, Lufthansa launches two ex-AB long-haul routes

Lufthansa Airbus A330-343 D-AIKC (msn 579) SEA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102127.

Lufthansa on November 8, 2017 launched two long-haul routes previously operated by Airberlin: New York (Tegel) – New York (JFK) (5 days a week) and Dusseldorf – Miami (3 days a week).

Copyright Photo: Lufthansa Airbus A330-343 D-AIKC (msn 579) SEA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102127.

Delta to offer mainline service between Seattle/Tacoma and Vancouver

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N387DA (msn 30374) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 913461.

Delta Air Lines is supplementing Delta Connection Embraer 175 flights (operated by Compass Airlines) with mainline Boeing 737-800 flights on the Seattle/Tacoma – Vancouver route effective June 8, 2018 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N387DA (msn 30374) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 913461.

Alaska to expand San Diego operations with new service to Albuquerque

Delivered on April 27, 2017

Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting on October18, 2017. The new route is Alaska Airlines’ sixth new nonstop destination to launch from San Diego since August, as the airline continues to expand along the West Coast. Alaska Airlines will have 45 peak day flights to 29 nonstop destinations from San Diego by the end of 2017.

Alaska Airlines hot air balloon lights up the Albuquerque sky

“We continue to invest in our San Diego focus city, with nine new nonstop destinations in 2017,” said John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. “Whether traveling to Boston for business or Hawaii for pleasure, San Diego travelers will love our convenient schedules, affordable fares and award-winning loyalty program.”

Summary of new service:
Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
 

Oct.18

 

Albuquerque- San Diego 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. E175 Daily
 

Oct. 18

 

San Diego – Albuquerque 4:37 p.m. 7:19 p.m. E175 Daily
*Flight times based on local time zones.

The new San Diego to Albuquerque flights will be operated by Horizon Air 76-seat Embraer 175 jets, which offer similar features as a mainline aircraft including first class and premium class services and in-flight Wi-Fi. The E175 features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N622QX (msn 17000651) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938965.