Delta to Increase Flights to Hawaii

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 3 December 2009

Delta Air Lines is to launch nonstop flights connecting Honolulu with Detroit and San Diego, beginning in June 2010. The new service marks the first time Delta has served Honolulu from San Diego in nearly 20 years and reinstates nonstop service from Detroit that had been discontinued in 2004.

"The expanded customer base created through Delta's merger with Northwest allows us to bring new service to markets that previously did not have the demand to sustain nonstop flights," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta's senior vice president - Network Planning. "Detroit to Honolulu nonstop service provides greater access to Hawaii for customers in Michigan, the eastern U.S. and Canada, while our new route between San Diego and Honolulu will expand Delta's extensive flight schedules between the West Coast and Hawaii."

Delta currently offers passengers 106 weekly flights between Hawaii and nine worldwide destinations. The airline operates its largest gateway to Hawaii at Los Angeles International Airport with an average of five daily round-trip departures to four Hawaiian destinations - Honolulu, Maui, Lihue and Kona.

In addition to new local nonstop service beginning in June 2010, Detroit and San Diego customers will continue to have connecting access to additional Hawaiian destinations via Los Angeles. Delta offers five daily round-trip flights between Detroit and Los Angeles and will add five daily round-trip flights between San Diego and Los Angeles, effective 11 February 2010.

Delta's new flights will be operated with Boeing 757 and Airbus 330 aircraft seating between 183 and 298 passengers. All Delta flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii feature First Class and Economy Class service.

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