Delta Air Lines expands from North Carolina, Washington and Virginia

Delta Air Lines Raleigh-Durham Austin-Bergstrom

Cutting the ribbon at Austin-Bergstrom on 9 March, officially opening Delta Air Lines’ new daily connection from Raleigh-Durham are: Tom Noonan, President and CEO, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau; Aaron Murray, MD Pricing and Revenue Management, Delta Air Lines; Jamy Kazanoff, Assistant Director, Austin-Bergstrom Airport; and Diana Roberts, Senior Legal Counsel, IBM. The SkyTeam member will operate the route on its CRJ 900s.

Milwaukee Seattle Delta Air Lines

Milwaukee Airport handed out Starbucks coffee and Seattle Space Needle-themed chocolates to passengers on the inaugural flight to Seattle-Tacoma on 9 March. The SkyTeam member will operate the route daily in direct competition with Alaska Airlines.

  • Delta Air Lines commenced four new routes from three bases this week, one from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) in North Carolina, one from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) in Washington, and two from Washington Reagan (DCA) in Virginia. Of the SkyTeam member’s new services only one, its new daily link from Raleigh-Durham to Austin Bergstrom (AUS), will not face any direct competition. The most competed route which Delta is entering is the 1,223-kilometre link from Reagan Airport to Orlando (MCO), a sector that is already served by three carriers which combined offer 86 weekly flights.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
09-Mar Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Austin-Bergstrom (AUS) CRJ9 (7)  
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Milwaukee (MKE) E175 (7) Alaska Airlines (7)
11-Mar Washington Reagan (DCA) Miami (MIA) E170 (1) American Airlines (63)
Orlando (MCO) CRJ7 (1) American Airlines (43),
JetBlue Airways (28),
Southwest Airlines (15)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 14 March 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.

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