Delta continues Seattle growth with San Francisco flights

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Delta Air Lines continues with its expansion at Seattle Tacoma International airport with new daily nonstop flights to San Francisco.

The Atlanta-based SkyTeam alliance carrier will offer six daily nonstops on the route using 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft from 28 March 2014, it says. The service is coupled with new frequencies to both Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

“Our goal is to help provide sufficient feed for our [international] services,” says Delta. Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the biggest feeder markets for flights to Asia-Pacific, it adds.

The airline added flights to Tokyo Haneda and Shanghai Pudong earlier this year and plans to launch Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon service in June 2014. It will also launch a daily flight to London Heathrow in March 2014.

Asked whether feed from Delta’s codeshare partner Alaska Airlines was insufficient, the carrier reiterates its need to provide sufficient feed and adds: “We still have a great partnership with Alaska and we wholeheartedly rely on them already.”

Alaska, United Airlines and Virgin America fly between Seattle and San Francisco, Innovata schedules show. Alaska and Southwest Airlines fly between Seattle and both Oakland and San Jose airports, near San Francisco, as well.