Delta plans expansion at Los Angeles

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Delta Air Lines will continue growing at Los Angeles will new non-stop service to San Salvador, Austin and Boise later this year.

The Atlanta-based carrier notes that it has also applied to regulators to begin daily flights between Los Angeles and Monterrey in Mexico.

Delta will begin daily service to Boise from 5 June, followed by twice daily service to Austin from 16 June. Daily service to San Salvador will begin on 2 July. It will operate Boeing 717 aircraft on the Austin flights and Boeing 737s to San Salvador. Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines will operate 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900s on the Boise and Monterrey flights.

Delta will compete against American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines on the Austin route, schedules in Innovata show. It will end United's monopoly on the Los Angeles-Boise route and will provide competition against Avianca on Los Angeles-San Salvador.

Delta will be the only carrier operating between Los Angeles and Monterrey. Its partner Aeromexico was granted approval last year by the US Department of Transportation to launch Los Angeles-Monterrey flights but has not started the service.