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Finnair arrives in Seattle-Tacoma, first departure to Helsinki

Finnair made this announcement on the first flight to SEA on June 1:

Our inaugural flight to Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting departure ceremony at Helsinki Airport (HEL).

With this new direct flight, we are excited to be able to offer excellent transfer connections to the West Coast and Canada through our partner Alaska Airlines.

Finnair arrives in SEA (below).

Meanwhile SEA celebrate the first departure to HEL.

Finnair aircraft photo gallery:

 

Air Tahiti Nui to fly to Seattle/Tacoma, announces a new partnership with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced today that Air Tahiti Nui is our newest global airline partner – opening a world of adventure, fun and relaxation in the islands of Tahiti.

Beginning October 4, 2022, Air Tahiti Nui will begin new nonstop service between the hometown airport in Seattle/Tacoma and Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia located on its main island Tahiti. From there, the possibilities are endless for escapes to dozens of other nearby islands.

New Air Tahiti Nui service:

Starts

City Pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

Oct. 4, 2022

Papeete – Seattle

10:00 p.m.

10:25 a.m. +1 day

Tues, Sat

787-9

Oct. 5, 2022

Seattle – Papeete

12:40 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

Wed, Sun

787-9

Air Tahiti Nui has existing daily nonstop service between Papeete and Los Angeles, an additional key Alaska hub airport on the West Coast. There’s also another flight for our guests to get excited about: Air Tahiti Nui, with its historical connection to France, provides nonstop service between Los Angeles and Paris – an extremely popular route between two world cities.

Air Tahiti Nui aircraft photo gallery:

At Delta’s Seattle hub, a new experience for international travelers

Delta Air Lines followed Alaska Airlines in celebrating the IAF at Seattle/Tacoma:

International customers arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will soon experience more comfort and convenience than ever, as the airport unveiled a gleaming new facility at a reception for media as well as community and business leaders.

“Delta customers will surely enjoy the benefits that this gorgeous, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility will bring to their travel journeys,” said Eric Phillips, S.V.P. ‐ Airport Customer Service and Cargo, who participated in the event. “As Seattle’s largest global airline and the largest future user of the IAF, Delta is committed to enhancing the customer experience in ways that will serve Seattle well into the future, while also helping to meet the growing regional demand for international service out of this gateway for business and tourism.”

Delta has been closely engaged with the Port of Seattle on the construction of the IAF since teams broke ground in 2017. The airline serves more international destinations from Seattle than any other carrier; by August, Delta will offer nearly 45 weekly nonstop flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Delta’s transatlantic flying from Seattle has grown particularly significantly, with almost 50 percent more seats available today compared to 2019. Delta offers more than 140 daily departures to nearly 50 destinations from SEA overall.

The 450,000 square foot facility, slated to open to customers this spring, will increase the airport’s number of internationally capable gates from 12 to 20 and more than double passenger capacity to 2,600 passengers per hour (up from 1,200 today). Located east of the current A Concourse, the new space will feature baggage claim and customs processing areas as well as a new security corridor that will allow dual use of gates on the A Concourse for international and domestic arriving flights.

New amenities such as nursing rooms and pet relief areas will provide a more comfortable experience while passing through customs, and enhanced technologies will ensure faster passport check clearance, reducing the average customer connection time by approximately 15 minutes.

A Delta Boeing 767-300 flying over Seattle, Washington.

And while the building’s modern features and conveniences take center stage, the IAF also provides a memorable front door to the Pacific Northwest by highlighting regional art, a focus on sustainability, and dramatic views: the facility features an 85-foot-high aerial walkway – creating a connection to the S Concourse – that offers a great look at Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.

WestJet to launch nonstop Calgary – Seattle/Tacoma service

WestJet today announced new nonstop service between Calgary, AB and Seattle/Tacoma, WA. As the airline with the most flights from Calgary, the new nonstop service to Seattle will operate four-times weekly beginning November 4, 2021, on WestJet Encore’s Q400 aircraft and will increase to two-times daily on May 19, 2022.

With Canada’s border restrictions easing on August 9, 2021, WestJet is continuing to build upon its network position as Western Canada’s largest air carrier with the introduction of new service between the two iconic cities.

Details of WestJet’s new service between Calgary and Seattle/Tacoma:

Route Frequency Start date
Calgary – Seattle 4x weekly November 4, 2021
6x weekly December 20, 2021
1x daily March 28, 2022
2x daily May 19, 2022
Seattle – Calgary 4x weekly November 4, 2021
6x weekly December 20, 2021
1x daily March 28, 2022
2x daily May 19, 2022

 

Philippine Airlines is coming to Seattle/Tacoma

Philippine Airlines is coming to Seattle/Tacoma. The airline will launch a new Manila – Seattle/Tacoma route on May 3, 2020.

The new route will operate three days a week with Airbus A350-900 air raft according to Airline Route.

Philippine Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

 

Delta to launch nonstop Seattle/Tacoma – Tampa service

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N3739P (msn 30541) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947831.

Delta Air Lines has announced it will launch new daily service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Tampa International Airport on March 11, 2020. ​

The flight will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating; free entertainment on seatback screens or a personal device through Delta Studio; Wi-Fi for purchase; and power accessible from every seat.

Seattle-Tampa service will operate on the following schedule:

Flight​ ​Departure Time ​Arrival Time
​SEA-TPA 7:40 a.m. ​ ​4 p.m.
​TPA-SEA ​4:45 p.m. ​8:15 p.m.

Delta’s overall winter service from Seattle to leisure destinations includes:

  • Larger Boeing 737-800 aircraft on flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix, offering 160 seats with seat-back entertainment on each flight with 16 first class seats, 36 Delta Comfort+ seats, and 108 Main Cabin seats
  • Five daily flights to four destinations in Hawaii, including Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Lihue
  • 11 flights each week to Orlando
  • Convenient flights to Mexico beach resorts, with daily service to Los Cabos, and four weekly flights each to Puerto Vallarta and Cancun
  • Expanded access to popular destinations in the southwest, with additional departures to Palm Springs, Calif., San Diego, and Tucson, Ariz.
  • New year-round service to Bozeman, Mont.*, with daily service from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 and twice daily service starting January 6
  • New daily service to Tampa beginning on March 11

The winter and spring growth continue a trend for Delta in Seattle, where the airline grew by five percent this summer, primarily through larger aircraft on existing routes. Service from Seattle to destinations in the West region expanded through additional seats, with peak-day seats to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego and San Jose up 23 percent on average over summer 2018. Delta also launched its popular Airbus A220 aircraft on the Seattle-San Jose route and launched additional A220 routes this fall, while the new Airbus A330-900neo, featuring the airline’s next-generation Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select cabin, debuted on Seattle-Shanghai in July and has since expanded to the Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo-Narita routes.

Delta continues to be Seattle’s fastest-growing carrier, having added nearly 100 new departures and more than doubled the number of peak-day seats offered since 2014. The airline launched service in April from Seattle to Osaka, its fifth destination in Asia and a significant addition to the Delta and Korean Air trans-Pacific joint venture partnership. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reached a decision to award Delta five more slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with service from Seattle expected to begin in summer 2020.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N3739P (msn 30541) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947831.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show:

Singapore Airlines lands in Seattle/Tacoma

 

Start of SEA service on September 3, 2019

Singapore Airlines operated its first nonstop service from Singapore to Seattle/Tacoma, arriving on September 3 at SEA.

Pictured is Airbus A350-941 9V-SMV (msn 329) operating as “Singapore 28 Heavy” on its final approach to runway 16L at SEA.

Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMV (msn 329) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 947455.

Singapore Airlines aircraft slide show:

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Cathay Pacific announces nonstop service from Seattle/Tacoma to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350-941 B-LRE (msn 039) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941122.

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will commence a new nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on April 1, 2019, becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city on the West Coast.

The four-times-weekly service will see Seattle/Tacoma become the airline’s eighth passenger gateway in the United States, and its 10th in North America.

Cathay Pacific currently serves Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), New York (Newark), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. A new Cathay Pacific service to Washington, DC will commence on September 16, 2018.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said the Seattle route, which will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft, underscores the airline’s expansion strategy to connect new destinations not otherwise served from Hong Kong–and to link its home, one of the most innovative cities in Asia, with tech hubs the world over.

The Cathay Pacific Group is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth, with nine new destinations having already been announced for launch this year.

CX 857 will depart Seattle on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings at 1:05 a.m., arriving in Hong Kong the following day at 5:25 a.m. This early morning arrival allows passengers to connect with every Cathay Pacific flight across Asia—including Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and over 20 gateways in mainland China—without a lengthy layover in Hong Kong. The return flight, CX 858, will depart Hong Kong at 11:55 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, arriving in Seattle at 9:00 p.m. (same day).

(PRNewsfoto/Cathay Pacific Airways)

The airline’s customers will enjoy a superior experience when they fly between Hong Kong and Seattle. Cathay Pacific’s A350-900s are amongst the quietest and most environmentally-friendly aircraft in the sky and are equipped with comfortable seating, an enhanced inflight entertainment system and Wi-Fi connectivity across Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes.

Details of the new Seattle service from April 1, 2019 are as follows (all times local):

Flight no

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of operation

CX 857

SEA

HKG

0105/0525+1

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

CX 858

HKG

SEA

2355/2100

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cathay Pacific): Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350-941 B-LRE (msn 039) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941122.

Cathay Pacific aircraft slide show:

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.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (Airbus):

Delta to operate the Boeing 737-900ER to Hawaii

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-932 ER SSWL N835DN (msn 31945) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402755.

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to operate the Boeing 737-900 ER (Extended Range) daily between Seattle/Tacoma and Honolulu starting on April 4 per Airline Route. The newer type will replace existing Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The carrier will use the 737 also on the Seattle/Tacoma – Kona route commencing on April 17.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-932 ER N835DN (msn 31945) departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Airline Slide Show

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