Delta Air Lines commenced daily, non-stop flights between New York JFK and San Jose on 8 June. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Californian airport to celebrate the new service. Taking part in the activity were: Dan Connolly, Airport Commission; Judy Ross, Assistant Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport; Catherine Hendrix, Airport Commission; Dana Debel, MD State & Local Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines; and Lisa Harbeson, San Jose Station Manager, Delta Air Lines. The sector between JFK and San Jose is already flown daily by JetBlue Airways.
- Delta Air Lines launched three domestic services on 8 June, one from New York JFK (JFK) and two from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA). The airline’s Big Apple hub is now connected with San Jose (SJC), a 4,123-kilometre route that the SkyTeam member will operate daily using its fleet of 737-800s. “New York is the most sought-after destination for Silicon Valley business and leisure travellers, and we warmly welcome Delta Air Lines’ new non-stop flight to New York JFK,” said John Aitken, Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport. “We thank Delta for their confidence and investment in Silicon Valley’s airport and see this service is already being embraced by our community on the inaugural day with full inbound and outbound flights.” The route between JFK and San Jose is already flown by JetBlue Airways on a daily basis. From Seattle, Delta commenced services on a 2,390-kilometre sector to Kansas City (MCI), plus a 3,700-kilometre airport pair with Washington Dulles (IAD). Both launched on the same day as the carrier’s latest JFK service. Flights to Kansas City will operate on its fleet of E175s, going head-to-head with Alaska Airlines (twice-daily) and Southwest Airlines (daily). Flights to the US capital airport will be flown on 737-800s, with competition coming from United Airlines (three times daily) and Alaska Airlines (daily).