Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding three daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) from Seattle and will now serve all of the top 10 Seattle destinations as the airline continues its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub. Chicago flights are now available for sale, and service will begin June 19, 2017.
“We have built a robust network from Seattle to key U.S West, Midwest and East destinations over the last few years, complementing service to Europe, Asia and Latin America,” said John Caldwell, Delta’s Vice President – Seattle. “Adding Chicago fulfills a key part of our vision for the Pacific Northwest and provides our customers access to all of the most important destinations from Seattle.”
The flights will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft featuring high-resolution screens at every seat with free entertainment, 110v and USB power ports available for all customers, large pivoting overhead bins, ambient lighting and newly designed lavatories.
Delta celebrates key milestones in its fifth consecutive year of growth
Earlier this year, Delta announced the addition of seven new nonstop destinations, including Austin, Texas; Eugene, Ore.; Lihue, Hawaii; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Nashville, Tenn.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Redmond, Ore. With these additions, Delta will offer more than 160 peak-day flights to 50 destinations – including 17 of the top 20 U.S. 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 flights; and flights to all of the top destinations in Hawaii and key cities in Alaska and Canada.
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 a Premium Economy cabin. 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 has begun work on a world-class International Arrivals Facility.