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Delta Adds 3 New Routes to California and Texas, Expands 11 Routes

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Delta Air Lines has added 3 new routes to its map and has brought back several services that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new routes primarily serve cities on the West Coast and will be useful to leisure and business travelers.

New Routes

Delta’s 3 new routes include:

  • Atlanta (ATL) to Fresno (FAT), served daily beginning June 7, 2024
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Santa Barbara (SBA), served daily beginning June 7, 2024
  • Seattle (SEA) to Dallas (DFW), served twice daily beginning June 8, 2024

The Fresno to Atlanta flight will be the furthest east that Fresno Yosemite International Airport will serve, and the same goes for Santa Barbara to Fresno from Santa Barbara Airport. Both cities see lots of tourist traffic, mainly due to national parks and beaches, so there’s no doubt these flights will likely be quite filled.

The Seattle to Dallas flight is interesting, as there’s direct competition on this route, both by Alaska Airlines and American Airlines. Presumably, Delta sees its entrance into this market as competitive, as it has many flights out of its Seattle hub.

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Santa Barbara. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

Delta is also bringing back a number of suspended routes from the pandemic, including:

  • Anchorage (ANC) to Detroit (DTW)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Burbank (BUR)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Oakland (OAK)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Reno (RNO)
  • Columbus (CMH) to Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • Detroit (DTW) to Sacramento (SMF)
  • Santa Barbara (SBA) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

Some services will also see further increases or extensions:

  • Aspen (ASE) to Atlanta (ATL)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Colorado Springs (COS)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to El Paso (ELP)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Sacramento (SMF)

Most of the routes will be operated by mainline aircraft, though the Aspen flights will be operated by a regional jet (due to logistics at Aspen’s airport).

Hot Tip:

All flights to all the cities mentioned will be operated on aircraft with first class, Comfort+, and economy class cabins for optimal comfort.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking to explore the West Coast, Delta has got you covered with new routes starting next summer.

Santa Barbara has long been on Delta’s wishlist, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to pull out almost immediately, so the reintroduction of nonstop service to/from Atlanta is a welcome update.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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