Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Delta to add Twin Cities-Honolulu non-stop service

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines on Dec. 2 announced that it plans to begin daily seasonal service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to the Aloha State in the fall of 2015.

Delta 767 takes off
Delta’s (NYSE:DAL) flights will operate from Oct. 25, 2015 through March 26, 2016. Departing flights will leave MSP at 11:45 a.m. and arrive at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) at 3:49 p.m. Return flights will leave HNL at 5:17 p.m., arriving at MSP at 6:00 a.m. the following day.

The airline will use a 225-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 25 Thompson Solutions Vantage full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, 29 seats in Economy Comfort and 171 Economy class seats. According to SeatGuru.com, BusinessElite seats are 21 inches wide with a pitch of 76.5 to 81.4 inches. Pitch is the distance from the back of one seat to the back of the seat in front.

BusinessElite seating
Economy Comfort and Economy seats are what I consider a comfortable 17.9 inches wide, with pitches of 35 inches in Economy Comfort and 31 to 32 inches in Economy.

Customers in all aircraft classes will have complimentary access to Delta Studio - entertainment offered through seat-back systems - including all movies, television, music and games.

The flights will give passengers direct access to the popular vacation destination of Hawaii while providing more options for connecting Midwestern customers through one of Delta's largest hubs. With the addition of service next fall Delta will operate 20 peak-day departures from the U.S. and Japan to four Hawaiian destinations.

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