Wednesday 28 February 2024

Delta to fly Brisbane-Los Angeles

DELTA 757-251 N545US (MSN 26492)  

This news is a few days old now but still very exciting for Brisbane. When United started flying into Brisbane from San Francisco 16 months ago (commenced 28th of October 2022), I said to my family and friends, Delta will be next. It took longer than expected, but it's happening.

Delta Air Lines will join rivals American Airlines and United Airlines in flying between Brisbane and the USA. 
As posted on my blog on the 3rd of February, American airlines will commence on the 27th of October 2024.

The skies between Brisbane and the USA are about to become a little more crowded, but that's good news for Queenslanders, as Delta Air Lines reveals plans to fly between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Although only a seasonal service running between December 2024-March 2025, the flights will increase competition and put downward pressure on airfares.

Delta will fly its Airbus A350 with private Delta One business class suites plus premium economy recliners on the 13h 30m route, with three flights each week from the 4th of December 2024 through to the 28th of March 2025.

The moves see's the SkyTeam member competing directly against Qantas for Brisbane-LAX travellers, and with a far superior proposition when you compare the quiet, modern A350 and its premium seating against the much older A330 which Qantas has pressed into service trans-pacific service due to a shortfall of long-range jets. Qantas has the monopoly on the LA - BNE route now that United pulled out a few weeks ago.

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