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Delta Airlines defends their Sea-Tab hub from American with new London nonstop,
As Seattle-to-London set to be a battleground with 4 airlines’ nonstops,
The customer will win, as a fare war will ensue!

Delta’s A-330neo
Serves Sea-Tac Int’l routes

Credit: Clément Alloing

“Delta, Seattle’s global airline, offers customers more options … than ever before”

  • Editor’s note: With the new Alaska Air-American agreement, plus American announcing new nonstop service to London in 2021, Delta Airlines made a significant move yesterday in also announcing new nonstop London flights, joining their SkyTeam partner Virgin Atlantic’s 2 daily nonstops.
  • Seattle will go from 3 daily London-Heathrow nonstops to 7.
  • Currently, British Airways serves this route with 2 daily non-stops, going to 3 daily nonstops in May
  • Virgin Atlantic has one, going to 2 nonstops.
  • With Delta and American each adding a nonstop, that means 7 daily.
  • There is not enough traffic to support 7 nonstops on this route!
  • Will American withdraw and defer back to their OneWorld partner British Airways? 
  • Or will this route battle result in a customer windfall, for a fare war will certainly ensure before American and Delta even begin their 2021 flights?

Delta will operate daily service to London-Heathrow, Europe’s top international market, in 2021.

“As Seattle’s global carrier, Delta plans to launch nonstop service to London-Heathrow in 2021. The route expands the airline’s lead of offering the most global destinations from Seattle than any other airline, with London joining Delta’s existing nine international markets. The service also complements partner Virgin Atlantic’s twice-daily service and offers customers the choice of three daily flights,” from the Delta News Hub.”

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Posted by Steve on March 3, 2020 at 12:05 am | Permalink

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