A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at San Jose Airport on 15 November to open Delta Air Lines’ new daily service from Detroit. Among those taking part in the ceremony was John Aitken, Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport (left). The SkyTeam carrier will operate the 3,309-kilometre sector six times weekly using its fleet of 180-seat 737-900s.
- Delta Air Lines commenced its latest route from its Detroit (DTW) base on 15 November, beginning a six times weekly service to San Jose (SJC) in California. The SkyTeam member will operate the 3,309-kilometre sector using its fleet of 737-900s, with no other airline currently flying the airport pair. “Detroit is a desirable city that has undergone an economic revitalisation over the past decade while still being a major tourism destination for its historical contributions to both the US automobile industry and music,” commented San Jose AIrport’s Director of Aviation John Aitken. “It’s apparent from the strong passenger bookings on the inaugural departing flight that Silicon Valley travellers are enthusiastic about this new service, whether Detroit is the final destination or a convenient connection to dozens of cities in Delta’s network, both in the US Northeast and internationally.” Based on OAG Traffic Analyser data, over 57,000 passengers travelled indirectly between Detroit and San Jose in 2017, representing an average PDEW of 78.3.