Delta adds Los Angeles/Melbourne service via Virgin Australia

Delta has reported its plans to launch nonstop service between Melbourne and Los Angeles in 2017 via joint venture partner Virgin Australia, the company said.

The company said the new route will strengthen the trans-Pacific network offered by Delta and its partner in the region.

Beginning April 4, 2017, Virgin Australia will fly the new US/Australia route five times weekly using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The new flight complements existing service offered by Delta and Virgin Australia, who together offer 25 weekly flights between Australia and the United States and round-trip connectivity from 230 destinations in the Americas to 49 destinations across Australia and New Zealand. Delta and Virgin Australia currently fly twice-daily from Los Angeles to Sydney and daily from Los Angeles to Brisbane.

Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 321 destinations in 56 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.