Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it is adding seven nonstop destinations from Seattle, including Redmond Airport, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub.
The other new destinations include: Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon; Lihue, Hawaii; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Flights will be for sale beginning Saturday.
With these additions, Delta will offer 160 peak-day flights to 49 destinations – including 16 of the top 20 destinations – from its Seattle hub this summer.
Customers in Seattle have access to a global network with strong non-stop coverage throughout North America, including service to all of the top destinations on the West Coast; access to the East Coast and Midwest through hubs as well as new or expanded non-stop service to Austin, Boston, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, and Raleigh; and flights to all of the top destinations in Hawaii and key cities in Alaska and Canada.
The new year-round destinations include:
One daily flight to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee beginning March 9.
Three daily flights to Eugene Airport beginning April 1.
One daily flight to Nashville International Airport beginning May 26.
One daily flight to Raleigh-Durham International Airport beginning June 8.
One daily flight to Austin Bergstrom International Airport beginning June 12.
Two daily flights to Redmond Municipal Airport beginning June 12.
One daily flight to Lihue Airport beginning Dec. 21.
Here's the Redmond Airport's Friday announcement:
Beginning June 12, 2017 Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) will add two new daily nonstop flights to Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The service will be provided by Delta Air Lines.
Delta’s new SEA flights will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest. The 69 passenger seat CRJ-700 jets are equipped with first class seating and Wi-Fi service. The RDM - SEA service coincides with Delta’s expansion of existing service from their SEA hub providing passengers with the convenience of additional connection options.
Tickets are available for purchase beginning Sunday, January 15, on their website. Visit the airport’s website, www.flyrdm.com, for a link to Delta Air Lines and other useful airport and travel information.
The twice-daily flights are scheduled for the following times:
Departures from RDM:
· 6:00 A.M. RDM arriving SEA 7:05 A.M.
· 1:20 P.M. arriving SEA 2:20 P.M.
Departures from SEA:
· 3:00 P.M. arriving RDM 4:05 P.M.
· 8:55 P.M. arriving RDM 9:55 P.M.
Zachary Bass, Airport Director says, “The additional capacity these Delta flights add, with jet service, are a great benefit to the Central Oregon communities. RDM experienced record breaking passenger numbers last year. This proves air carriers have noticed RDM’s growth.”
And the rest of Delta's news release:
"Extensive service throughout North America is important to Seattleites, and this is another example of our commitment to the Pacific Northwest," said Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president – Seattle. "As we prepare for another year of significant growth at Sea-Tac, we're pleased to offer customers access to more of the top business and leisure destinations, larger aircraft, and convenient flight schedules, all with a premium customer experience unique to Delta in Seattle."
Flights to Austin and Nashville will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft, which have recently been upgraded and offer on-demand inflight entertainment for all passengers.
Redmond and Eugene service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest using two-class, 69-seat CRJ-700 jets. SkyWest will also operate Milwaukee service using an E-175 aircraft, while Delta will serve Lihue on a Boeing 757 and Raleigh on a Boeing 737 aircraft.
In addition to the new destinations, Delta will also expand service to existing destinations from Seattle. The airline will operate a second daily flight to Boston and Orlando and an eighth daily flight to Portland, as well as a fifth daily flight to San Diego. Additionally, several flights to San Francisco and Denver will be upgraded to larger mainline aircraft.
Delta will celebrate other Seattle milestones in 2017. On March 26, Delta's joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic will begin Boeing 787 service from Seattle to London-Heathrow, replacing the flight currently operated by Delta and adding 50 seats as well as Premium Economy service.
Delta and its joint venture partners serve more long-haul international destinations from Seattle than any other carrier, including the top five destinations in Asia and three in Europe. Additionally, the Port of Seattle is expected to break ground on a world-class International Arrivals Facility in early 2017.
Delta is the largest global carrier at Sea-Tac and has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub since 2012.