New year-round destinations that will launch during 2017 include:
- One daily flight to General Mitchell Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisc., beginning March 9.
- Three daily flights to Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG) in Eugene, Ore., beginning April 1.
- One daily flight to Nashville International Airport (BNA) beginning May 26.
- One daily flight to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) beginning June 8.
- One daily flight to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and two daily flights to Roberts Field (RDM) in Redmond, Oregon, with both routes beginning June 12.
- One daily flight to Lihue Airport (LIH) on Kauai, beginning Dec. 21.
|Delta Seattle VP Mike Medeiros|
Delta is the largest global carrier at Sea-Tac and has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub since 2012. The addition of the new flights, which will be offered for sale starting Jan. 14, will make 2017 the fifth consecutive year of growth at Delta’s (NYSE:DAL) Pacific Northwest hub.
With those additions, Delta will offer 160 peak-day flights to 49 destinations from its Seattle hub this summer.
Flights to Austin and Nashville will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft, which have recently been upgraded and offer on-demand inflight entertainment for all passengers, the carrier noted.
Redmond and Eugene service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 69-seat CRJ-700 jets. SkyWest will also operate Milwaukee service using an E-175 aircraft, while Delta will serve Lihue on a Boeing 757 and Raleigh on a Boeing 737 aircraft.
|Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner|
Photo provided by Virgin Atlantic
Delta will achieve additional milestones in Seattle during 2017. On March 26, Delta’s joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic will begin Boeing (NYSE:BA) 787 Dreamliner service from Seattle to London-Heathrow (LHR), replacing the flight currently operated by Delta. The change will add 50 seats overall, including Premium Economy service which is not currently offered.
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