Delta Air Lines adds 13 routes to network

Delta Air Lines on 19 December launched a four times weekly service between Orlando and Sao Paulo Guarulhos. The Floridian airport celebrated the event with a cake and traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. The sector will face direct competition from TAM Airlines. Helping to cut the ribbon in Orlando is Vicki Jaramillo (wearing the blue dress), Senior Director Marketing & Air Service Development at Orlando International Airport.

On 19 December, Delta Air Lines commenced services between Los Angeles and Tucson, with the SkyTeam member launching a thrice-daily schedule between the two airports. The route will face competition from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

  • Delta Air Lines between the 18 and 19 December launched a total of 13 routes, with six of them starting from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA). Of the new routes, nine will face direct competition, with Alaska Airlines competing on all of the new services launching from Seattle-Tacoma. Apart from the new service between Orlando (MCO) and Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU), which is the only new long-haul route being launched, the average sector length of the remaining 12 routes is 2,138 kilometres.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
18 December Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Edmonton (YEG) CRJ7 (7) Alaska Airlines (20)
19 December Atlanta (ATL) Cartagena (CTG) B738 (3)
Marsh Harbour (MHH) CRJ7 (2)
Medellin (MDE) B73W (7)
North Eleuthera (ELH) CRJ7 (2)
Los Angeles (LAX) Tucson (TUS) CRJ7 (21) Southwest Airlines (24), American
Airlines (20), United Airlines (7)
Orlando (MCO) Cleveland (CLE) E175 (1) Frontier Airlines (14), Spirit
Airlines (7), United Airlines (7)
Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) B763 (4) TAM Airlines (16)
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Billings (BIL) CRJ7 (7) Alaska Airlines (20)
Cancún (CUN) B752 (1) Alaska Airlines (7)
Kona (KOA) B752 (7) Alaska Airlines (14)
Missoula (MSO) CRJ7 (7) Alaska Airlines (21)
Orlando (MCO) B752 (7) Alaska Airlines (9)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 22 December 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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