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  • Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines Adds New Routes and Expands Service to Popular Outdoor Destinations for Summer

This summer Delta Air Lines is expanding service to Anchorage, adding new an increased service to Fairbanks and returning to Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900ER - Courtesy Boeing

On Friday (March 12, 2021), Delta Air Lines announced new and expanded services to and from Alaska for summer 2021. The carrier is launching new and more flights to Anchorage and Fairbanks, while relaunching seasonal service to popular outdoor destinations including Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. Guests traveling to and from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau will enjoy flights operated with larger mainline aircraft like the Boeing 737-900 featuring First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service, with seat back IFE screens and Wi-Fi available on all flights.

In Friday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said,

“Delta is looking forward to offering more premier outdoor destinations this summer, including more options to travel to the beautiful state of Alaska, as well as providing access to the lower 48 and beyond through seamless and convenient connections over our hubs. Our extensive network is bolstered by Delta’s commitment to award-winning hospitality, more seat-back entertainment and as always, the health and safety of everyone on board.”

Delta’s expanded service from Anchorage (ANC) includes new weekend flights from Detroit (DTW), Los Angeles (LAX), and New York (JFK) starting May 28th and increased year-round service from Seattle (SEA) with up to seven daily trips from June 19, 2021. For guests traveling from Alaska to Seattle, Delta offers seamless connectivity to 40 destinations in the lower 48 states plus Hawaii. From May 5th, the carrier is adding a third daily flight to Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) from Anchorage as well as year-round nonstop flights to Salt Lake City (SLC), complemented by a second summer seasonal service starting June 19, 2021. Delta will also resume three weekly nonstop flights to Atlanta (ATL), the longest flight offered from Anchorage, which will be operated with a Boeing 767-300ER, featuring Delta One lie-flat seats.

The airline is also launching new and expanded service to Fairbanks with daily nonstop flights from Salt Lake City from May 5th, a third nonstop flight from Seattle starting June 19th and a second nonstop flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul, also on June 19, 2021. Delta will offer service to Fairbanks year-round from MSP and SLC as well, complementing winter service from Seattle. Finally, Delta Airlines will resume summer seasonal service from Seattle to breathtaking Alaskan destinations including Juneau (JNU), Ketchikan (KTN) and Sitka, with one flight daily on each route. Seattle-Juneau service will be operated with a Boeing 737-800.

Source: Delta Air Lines

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