Delta marks 15 years of travel to Australia on US Independence Day

Delta marks 15 years of travel to Australia on US Independence Day
Edited by Travel Weekly


    This July marks 15 years since Delta Air Lines began flying between Sydney and Los Angeles.

    To mark the occasion, Delta Air Lines had a small activation at their check in counter at Sydney Airport on Thursday July 4 – Independence Day in the US.

    Passengers were greeted with red, white and blue balloons as well as Delta themed cupcakes.

    Fun facts over the past15 years

    • 10,806 flights
    • 2,429,987 passengers
    • 102,706 tons of cargo

    Delta will launch a seasonal route between Brisbane and Los Angeles in December.

    The first flight departing Los Angeles will be on 4 December 2024 and the first flight departing Brisbane will be on 6 December 2024. This flight will operate three times per week through 28 March 2025.

    This route will operate on the Airbus A350-900 (same aircraft which flies between Sydney and LA) with four product experiences: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

    Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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