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Delta to Start New Nonstop Service between Los Angeles and Seattle

Customers gain access to an expanded trans-Pacific network

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will add three daily flights between Los Angeles and Seattle, beginning April 8, 2013. Customers flying on Delta's new service will benefit from connection opportunities to a comprehensive trans-Pacific network.

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Delta is rapidly growing Seattle as an Asian gateway and recently received approval for new service to Shanghai for summer 2013. The airline currently offers international service to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. Delta also has an extensive codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines in Seattle, providing customers access to more than 50 domestic markets. From Los Angeles, customers can enjoy nonstop service to destinations including Sydney and Tokyo, as well as codeshare flights with Virgin Australia to Melbourne and Brisbane.

The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat two-class CRJ900 regional jets. In addition to a first class cabin, these aircraft are equipped with onboard WiFi and Delta's snack, food for purchase and beverage offerings.  

Delta currently operates the world's largest WiFi-equipped fleet, and plans to introduce WiFi onboard international widebody aircraft in 2013.

By summer 2013, all trans-Pacific flights will feature Delta's full flat-bed product in Business Elite. In addition, Delta is in the process of upgrading its facilities at both Los Angeles International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as part of its ongoing $3 billion investment to improve products, services and facilities.

Delta's three nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Seattle are scheduled as follows:

Los Angeles to Seattle

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Service Begins

4523

8:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

April 8, 2013

4591

3:20 p.m.

6:05 p.m.

April 8, 2013

4564

9:30 p.m.

12:15 a.m.

April 8, 2013

Seattle to Los Angeles

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Service Begins

4563

6:45 a.m.

9:25 a.m.

April 9, 2013

4523

 11:50 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

April 8, 2013

4591

6:50 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

April 8, 2013

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. Delta was also a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 318 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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