By James Wilkinson
Competition on the trans-Pacific route reached a new peak on Friday (Jul 3), when Delta Air Lines became the fourth carrier to offer Sydney-Los Angeles direct flights.
Delta has commenced Sydney-Los Angeles flights
Delta, the world’s largest airline, launched the service with the carrier’s flagship Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, flying initially from Los Angeles to Sydney on July 1 before turning around and heading back at 9:25am on Friday.
Delta Air Lines general manager – Australia Steven Crowdey said the nonstop service will provide Australians with unparalleled connections from Los Angeles to more than 300 key destinations in the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
“Australia is a very important market for Delta as we expand our global network,” Crowdey said. “Delta offers a best-in-class service and product to our Australian customers, who now have even more choices to one of their most popular business and travel destinations, the United States.”
The only American carrier six continents, Delta is offering two classes on the flights – BusinessElite, featuring 180-degree flatbed seats, and economy.