Delta Air Lines launches Raleigh Durham and resumes Portland route

Delta Air Lines resumed services between Los Angeles and Portland on 3 September.

Delta Air Lines resumed services between Los Angeles and Portland on 3 September. Teams from Portland International Airport and Delta Air Lines cut the ribbon celebrating the launch. The four daily, 1,342-kilometre, route is operated by SkyWest Airlines on behalf of Delta and competes with Alaska Airlines (35 weekly) and United Airlines (19 weekly). Delta also launched a new 541-kilometre route between Philadelphia and Raleigh Durham on 4 September, operated by Endeavour Air, 23 times weekly. Delta competes with US Airways (47 weekly).

  • Delta Air Lines has commenced two new domestic services in as many days in the US. The first of two inaugural flights was a service relaunch. The revisited, 1,342-kilometre, sector from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Portland, OR (PDX) is being offered four times daily by the SkyTeam member and faces competition from Alaska Airlines (five times daily) and United Airlines (thrice-daily on weekdays and twice-daily weekends). The service is scheduled to be operated by SkyWest Airlines from 3 September and will be flown using CRJ900s. The second inaugural service is a 541-kilometre sector from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU). The new route is being operated by Endeavour Air, a subsidiary of Delta. The operation which was launched on 4 September is offered using CRJ200s, four times daily on weekdays, thrice-daily on Sundays and does not operate on Saturdays. The new service competes with US Airways which offers 47 flights weekly.

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