Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reported it plans to begin daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on April 24, 2017, the company said.
The company said flights will be operated using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which offers full flat-bed seats in first class on this route.
Delta operates 54 peak-day flights to 11 destinations from DCA. Because of DCA´s perimeter rule, only 20 round trip flights beyond 1,250 nautical miles are made available to commercial carriers. To provide service to the West Coast, Delta will reallocate one of its two “beyond-perimeter” roundtrip flights from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. The airline will begin service from Washington-Dulles to Salt Lake City, maintaining the number of total seats Delta offers between the D.C. area and Salt Lake City.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 57 countries on six continents.