Delta Air Lines introduces two new routes from Seattle-Tacoma
Seattle-Tacoma Airport celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony the beginning of a new international service on 29 March, namely Delta Air Lines’ daily flights to London Heathrow.
- Delta Air Lines, the oldest airline still operating in the US, recently added two more services from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (SEA). On 28 March, it launched 41 weekly flights on the 1,093-kilometre sector to San Francisco, CA (SFO), utilising Compass Airlines’ 76-seat E175. The route will see a frequency increase to seven daily operations from 4 June and will face direct competition from United Airlines (71), Alaska Airlines (59) and Virgin America (25). Furthermore, on 29 March, Delta inaugurated the 7,726-kilometre sector to London Heathrow (LHR) with daily flights, utilising its 211-seat 767-300s. Competition on this airport pair is provided by British Airways’ 11 weekly flights. Commenting on the route launch to Heathrow, Mark Reis, MD, Seattle-Tacoma, said: “These international connections promote trade and business development to generate good jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest and additional tourism connections. Delta is building Seattle as their premiere West Coast gateway. This new Heathrow flight underscores Seattle-Tacoma’s status as the fastest growing intercontinental airport on the West Coast.”
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