Delta adds more services from Seattle
MAY 27, 2015: Delta Air Lines is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Boston; Orlando; Pasco, Wash.; and Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is a new destination in Delta's network and is subject to foreign government approval. Delta will also expand its existing Bozeman, Mont., service from Seattle. Flights to Boston and Orlando will operate using Boeing 737-800 and 757-200 aircraft, respectively. Bozeman, Pasco and Victoria service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 65-seat CRJ-700 jets. The new service is part of Delta's previously announced plans for 2 percent system capacity growth for 2015. Boston and Orlando service will connect Seattle with the third and fifth largest markets on the East Coast. Boston service will also provide customers one-stop access through Seattle to the top five destinations in Asia. "Through our growth, our team of nearly 3,000 Seattle-area employees is working diligently to support the needs of our Seattle customers and the hundreds of thousands of other customers we connect through Sea-Tac each year," said Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president of Seattle. "These new flights are important additions and are consistent with Delta's industry-leading commitment to capacity discipline. We look forward to showing our customers what Delta's brand of thoughtful, reliable and innovative is all about as Seattle continues to take its place as a global commerce center." Earlier this month, Delta celebrated the start of service from Seattle to Boise; Sacramento; Sitka, Alaska; and Ketchikan, Alaska along with the expansion of service to Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska. Service to Denver begins June 4, and service to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii begins in December. Delta will also expand service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in October along with Palm Springs, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz., in December. During the summer, Delta offers 10 long-haul international flights from Seattle, providing as much long-haul international service from Seattle as all other airlines combined. This includes the top five destinations in Asia and three of the top four destinations in Europe. Delta is the only carrier to offer nonstop service from Seattle to Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda.