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Delta Launches First-Time Service Between Los Angeles and Auckland, Expands European Offer

Delta Air Lines will launch never-before-operated service between Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand from October 28, 2023, becoming the only U.S. carrier offering direct service on the route. The carrier will also boost transatlantic service from New York-JFK and Atlanta.

Delta Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Friday (January 20, 2023), Delta Air Lines announced that they will launch first-time service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) from October 28, 2023. Delta will become only U.S. airline to offer nonstop service on the route, which will be operated with an Airbus A350-900. Auckland joins other new routes from LAX, including service to Tahiti, Paris and London Heathrow, and complements the carrier’s 10 weekly flights for winter to Sydney. Delta also operates daily service between LAX and Tokyo-Haneda. In total, the airline offers over 150 daily flights from Los Angeles to 53 destinations worldwide.

In Friday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ SVP – Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said,

“With more than 1,750 weekly flights to 85 destinations around the globe this summer, Delta is well positioned to deliver on its plans to fully restore its network in 2023. With brand-new flights this year to cities like Auckland, Geneva and London-Gatwick, we’re giving customers more options to enjoy the premium experience and elevated hospitality they have come to know and expect from us.”

Delta continues to transport the guest experience at LAX, debuting the first two major phases of the brand new terminal in 2022, including the headhouse and T3 facility. For spring 2023, the west headhouse will open, and will feature a dedicated Delta One check-in area. A first-of-its-king Delta One Club will open its doors in 2024. The new club will connect to the existing Terminal 3 Club, and will offer an personalized, dedicated and elevated guest experience.

Also commenting on Delta’s LAX expansion, Los Angeles World Airports’ CEO, Justin Erbacci, said,

“LAX continues to grow its global network of destinations that are connecting Angelenos to every corner of the globe, and Delta’s addition of nonstop service from Los Angeles to New Zealand is in lockstep with the airline’s commitment to expand and improve service to our region. Coupled with Delta’s international additions to Sydney and Tahiti, this is another exciting result of the ongoing and strong collaboration between LAX and Delta Air Lines as we connect more people across the Pacific and beyond.”

For spiring 2023, Delta is also launching new service from New York (JFK) to Geneva and London-Gatwick, as well as from Atlanta (ATL) to Nice, Tel Aviv and Edinburgh.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 275 destinations on six continents. Delta has over 80,000 team members and has served as many as 200 million customers annually. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.

Source: Delta Air Lines


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