The FINANCIAL — A milestone is coming to Delta’s service in Boston this October: Las Vegas service will mark the global airline’s 50th nonstop destination from Boston Logan International Airport and Delta and partners will serve 33 domestic destinations and 17 international destinations from Boston.
“Logan Airport serves millions of passengers each year and we are always looking to open up new opportunities for travelers,” said Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni. “We are excited about this new route and bringing more options to passengers through Delta’s increased service.”
“We are thrilled that our partners at Delta Air Lines continue to expand service to Las Vegas and look forward to continued success with this new nonstop route from Boston,” said Brig Lawson, Senior Director of Industry Relations for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “With more than $17 billion in development of new resorts, attractions and convention space, we are excited to welcome new visitors from around the world to experience the next evolution of Las Vegas.”
The onboard experience will be on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with seating for 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin, featuring in-flight entertainment at every seat and streaming via Delta Studio in addition to Wi-Fi access, according to Delta.
Delta’s broad service at Las Vegas
Delta and partners offer more than 70 daily departures from Las Vegas on an average day, including proposed (pending final government approvals) joint venture partners WestJet and Korean Air and joint cooperation agreement partner Aeromexico.
Recent Delta service increases include an additional daily flight to San Diego that began in 2017 and Seattle beginning in July 2018 for improved intra-West connectivity. Las Vegas service provides Boston customers with a new and convenient gateway to top intra-west destinations such as San Jose and Orange County, California (SNA).
Delta dates its Las Vegas presence back to Western Airlines’ inaugural service on April 17, 1926 – the first scheduled commercial airline service to Las Vegas from Los Angeles. Western merged with Delta in 1987. Delta began jet service at Las Vegas more than 50 years ago on June 1, 1962.
Delta’s leading global network in Boston
Delta is continuing its investment in Boston by reaching 112 peak day departures by this summer, an increase of 19 departures compared with summer 2017 and 29 departures over summer 2016. Delta and its partners serve 50 total destinations from Boston, including 17 international destinations and the largest transatlantic network.
Delta’s new service to Las Vegas complements numerous Boston service enhancements made in 2018. This spring Delta added new seasonal weekend service to New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston, with Charleston service increasing to daily beginning in summer. This leisure expansion continues with new Saturday service to Aruba as of June, marking Delta’s sixth destination in the Caribbean from Boston. Additional flights to top business markets begin this summer from Boston to Nashville, Atlanta, Seattle, Kansas City, Jacksonville, and Pittsburgh.