Monday, March 20, 2017

Delta announces new Seattle to Chicago non-stops

Atlanta-headquartered Delta Air Lines continues its aggressive expansion from its Pacific Northwest hub with the addition of three daily non-stop flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

Delta (NYSE:DAL) will add three daily flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to ORD beginning June 19.

Delta narrowbody jet departs SEA
“We have built a robust network from Seattle to key U.S West, Midwest and East destinations over the last few years, complementing service to Europe, Asia and Latin America,” John Caldwell, Delta’s Vice President – Seattle, said. “Adding Chicago fulfills a key part of our vision for the Pacific Northwest.”

The new flights mean the airline will now serve all of the 10 most popular destinations for travelers from the Seattle market. They will also bring to 160 the number of daily flights to 50 global destinations.

New daily flights to and from ORD will operate on the following schedule:

  • SEA-ORD, departing 7:40 a.m.; arriving 1:45 p.m.
  • SEA-ORD, departing 11:15 a.m.; arriving 5:20 p.m.
  • SEA-ORD, departing 5 p.m.; arriving at 11:05 p.m.
  • ORD-SEA, departing 7:30 a.m.; arriving 10:05 a.m.
  • ORD-SEA, departing 2:20 p.m.; arriving 4:45 p.m.
  • ORD-SEA, departing 5:55 p.m.; arriving 8:30 p.m.

Flights will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft featuring high-resolution screens at every seat, free entertainment available via Delta Studio, 110v and USB power ports available for all customers, large pivoting overhead bins, ambient lighting and newly designed lavatories. While the carrier was not specific about the new SEA-ORD flights, Wi-Fi is available on nearly every domestic flight operating in the contiguous U.S.

According to SeatGuru.com, Delta’s A319 aircraft’s 12 recliner First Class seats are 21 inches wide with 36 inches of pitch while their 18 Comfort+ seats are 18 inches wide with 34 inches of pitch. The 102 standard economy seats at 18 inches wide with 30 – 31 inches of pitch.

Delta is the largest global carrier at Sea-Tac and has more than tripled flights and destinations from Seattle since 2012, offering 163 peak-day flights to more than 40 destinations. In 2014, the carrier declared the airport its newest hub.

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