New Delta routes added between Los Angeles and Washington-Reagan

Delta will begin daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on April 24, 2017. Flights will be operated using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, making Delta the only airline to offer full flat-bed seats in First Class on this route frequented by customers in government, defense, entertainment and consulting services.

“We’re pleased that Delta’s growth and investment on the West Coast has created an opportunity to provide new direct service to and from Washington-Reagan,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Sales, West Region. “We also know that for Delta customers in L.A. and D.C., ‘how’ you get there is important, too. As the only airline to offer full flat-bed seats between these markets, our customers will arrive rested and productive – and it’s that premium distinction in the customer experience that differentiates Delta.”

Delta’s Los Angeles  – Washington-DCA flights will operate on the following schedule:
Flight 2036 – Dp Los Angeles (LAX) at 8:30 a.m., Ar. Washington (DCA) at 4:55 p.m.
Flight 1913 – Dp Washington (DCA) at 5:45 p.m, Ar. Los Angeles (LAX) 8:30 p.m.

Perimeter Rule Brings DCA Limitations

Delta operates 54 peak-day flights to 11 destinations from DCA. Because of DCA’s perimeter rule, only 20 roundtrip flights beyond 1,250 miles are made available to commercial carriers. To provide service to the West Coast, Delta will reallocate one of its two “beyond-perimeter” roundtrip flights from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. At the same time, the airline will begin service from Washington-Dulles to Salt Lake City, maintaining the number of total seats Delta offers between the D.C. area and Salt Lake City.

“As a Delta hub, Salt Lake City is a critical part of Delta’s domestic and international network, connecting the Mountain West with service to all parts of the U.S. and beyond,” said Andrea Newman, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Government Affairs. “Delta’s preference would be to maintain two roundtrip flights to Salt Lake City from DCA but is unable to do so without a change to federal statute. We believe that new ‘beyond-perimeter’ slots would help to create new jobs and economic growth through new business and tourism opportunities in addition to lowering ticket prices and benefitting consumers through increased competition.”

Delta’s Salt Lake City – Washington-Dulles flights will operate on the following schedule, beginning April 23, 2017:
Flight 1967 – Dp Salt Lake City (SLC) at 5:00 p.m., Ar. Washington (IAD) at 11:08 p.m.
Flight 2153 – Dp Washington (IAD) at 7:30 a.m., Ar. Salt Lake City (SLC) at 10:10 a.m.

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