Delta Air Lines to Grow at LAX

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-700 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

LAX – The Largest Origin/Destination Market

Louisville, KY – March 7, 2013 ( – Delta Air Lines is increasing their market share at Los Angeles International (LAX) with an array of new routes set to take flight this summer. The airport, best known as LAX is the largest “Origin / Destination” market in the United States, meaning more people either begin or end their journeys at LAX.

While not a hub for Delta Air Lines, the carrier operates a considerable gateway to the Pacific here. Domesticity, the airline offers nonstop flights to each of the major Hawaiian Islands. Specifically, there’s Honolulu (HNL) on Oahu, Lihue (LIH) on Kauai, Kahului (OGG) on Maui, and Kona (KOA) on the big island of Hawaii.

Aside from Hawaii, it’s safe to say LAX serves as one of Delta’s west coast international gateways with nonstop flights to Sydney (SYD), Tokyo-Narita (NRT), Tokyo-Haneda (HND), plus Mexico and Central America. In Mexico there’s Cancun (CUN), Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico City (MEX), and Puerto Vallarta (PVR). Mexico City is home to Skyteam partner Aeromexico, which operates a key Skyteam hub for the nation and points further south.

Add in Delta’s partnership with Alaska and Horizon Airlines to the equation and you have travel options up and down the west coast.

Delta International Partnerships and Skyteam at LAX

Flights to “the land downunder” are also hot; partner Virgin Australia through a codeshare agreement provides nonstop flights to both Brisbane (BNE) and Melbourne (MEL). Virgin Australia is an additional option to Sydney (SYD), complimenting Delta’s nonstop flight.

While on topic of the Virgin brand, Delta purchased 49% of Virgin Atlantic and has plans provide to codeshare on the Virgin Atlantic flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and London-Heathrow (LHR) in the near future.

The partnership with Canada’s WestJet opens up Calgary (YYC) and Edmonton (YEG) while a codeshare flight via partner China Airlines will also take you to Taipei (TPE).

However, once the SkyTeam partners are added to the mix, you have nonstop flights to Amsterdam (AMS), Guangzhou (CAN), Moscow (SVO), Papeete (PPT), Paris (CDG), Rome (FCO), Seoul (ICN), and Shanghai (PVG).

Today, March 7, Delta has announced a host of new routes from LAX.

Delta Airlines LAX Terminal 5

Delta Air Lines LAX Terminal 5 in the early morning

LAX: New Delta Flights

Delta is making good use of their space in LAX Terminal 5 and Terminal 6. Alaska Airlines being co-located in Terminal 6 makes the strategic partnership between the two carriers stronger.

Beginning on April 8th, Delta will begin daily flights to the County Music Capital of Nashville (BNA) as well three daily flights to Seattle (SEA). The Nashville flight will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 while Seattle will see a mix of the Boeing 757-200, the 737-800, and a Canadair Regional Jet 900 operated by Delta Connection carrier Skywest.

On June 10th, Delta Connection affiliate Skywest will launch a daily CRJ-900 to Spokane (GEG). One additional flight to Oakland (OAK), Phoenix (PHX), and Sacramento (SMF) will also be added for a total of five daily flights in these markets operated by Delta Connection’s Skywest.

A seasonal flight to Boston-Logan (BOS) will take to the skies likewise on June 10th, while on the 21st and 22nd, seasonal flights to Anchorage (ANC) and Bozeman, Montana (BZN), will begin. Anchorage will operate three times a week with mainline equipment while Bozeman will be a Saturday only service with Delta Connection via Skywest.

Next up is the underserved market of San Jose, California (SJC) with four daily flights using the CRJ-700 to be operated by Delta Connection carrier Skywest starting on July 1st.

Another San Jose will also be launched on the 1st of July with nonstop Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) flights going airborne with 752-200 service. Whether on business or pleasure, be sure to bring your passport and have a good time.

July 1st also brings Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to a daily operation and the following Saturday, July 6, an additional Saturday only flight will operate to Guadalajara (GDL).

Flights between Las Vegas (LAS) and Los Angeles (LAX) will be up-gauged to mainline Delta aircraft for six daily flights in June.

Finally, New Orleans (MSY) will gain an additional flight bringing the New Orleans to Los Angeles route up to three times daily.

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Four of Seven of Delta’s transcontinental flights linking Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International will be up-gauged to Boeing 767 aircraft featuring full flat beds.

Delta Aircraft Landing at ATL

Delta Aircraft Landing at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Airport

40 Nonstop Destinations from LAX

Delta Air Lines will be operating 118 peak departures from Los Angeles, but more importantly each flight will either offer a first class cabin or an economy comfort cabin for travelers seeking extra space. All domestic flights will also offer in-flight WiFi service, whether flying on mainline Delta or a Delta Connection aircraft operated by Skywest,

With the new flight announcement, Delta pointed out LAX is one of several Delta facilities undergoing monumental renovations. The renovations are being conducted on jetbridges along with both the check-in and arrival areas to improve the passenger experience and provide Delta with operational advantages.

In a press statement, Bob Cortelyou Delta’s senior vice president of Network Planning, said, “Los Angeles boasts a strong domestic revenue market and we are committed to building a network that supports customer demand both locally and around the globe.” Cortelyou continued, “Our new service, combined with our domestic and international partners, positions Delta to be Los Angeles’ preferred carrier.”

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One Response


Does Delta even have the gates for all these flights at LAX? Or does this mean more regional jets with tarmac boarding since I see many of these are skywest regional jets aka Delta Connection?

Flew Dulta to LAX last month and we pulled into Terminal 6 instead of Terminal 5. Terminal 6 looked ancient in places, especially that circular area you must walk around where the Horizon Air props fly from.

Also, they need to get on the ball with the Tom Bradley. I see all the construction but even with the facelift in the check-in area, it looks like its right out of the 1970s. International arrival at TBIT where skyteam partners are looks more outdated.

Chuck Michaels

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