Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will continue to grow next spring with the launch of four daily flights to Orange County´s John Wayne Airport beginning May 1, 2016.
In all, Delta will launch service to ten destinations from Seattle between November 2015 and May 2016: Billings, Mont.; Boston; Cancun, Mexico; Edmonton, Alberta; Kona on Hawaii´s Big Island; Missoula, Mont.; Orange County; Orlando; Pasco, Wash.; and Victoria, British Columbia. Some service may be operated by Delta Connection carriers SkyWest Airlines and Compass Airlines.
“Orange County is one of the top destinations from Seattle and fills a critical component of our corporate and leisure travel demand,” said Mike Medeiros, Delta´s Vice President — Seattle. “With 10 nonstop destinations launching between November and next spring, our 3,000 Seattle-area employees look forward to serving our customers from Orange County to Shanghai and more than 30 destinations in between.”
Delta´s Seattle to Orange County flights will be operated on the following schedule by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines using Embraer 175 aircraft.
Delta is one of the largest carriers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, offering customers more than 100 peak-day departures to more than 30 destinations, including eight long-haul international destinations in Europe and Asia. By June 2016, Delta will operate more than 140 peak-day departures to 44 destinations, up from 43 peak-day departures to 18 destinations in June 2013. The airline´s expansion at Sea-Tac is estimated to contribute USD571 million annually in total economic output.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.