Delta to Fly Boeing 717s out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City

By Paul Riegler on 19 January 2015
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A Delta plane approaching LAX

A Delta plane approaching LAX

Delta Air Lines, which began operating the shuttle that links New York and Boston with newly-acquired Boeing 717 aircraft last November, will begin operating the 717s on the West Coast come June.

Delta will fly the 717 between Los Angeles and Portland and Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with three and four daily non-stop trips respectively.  The Atlanta-based airline will also be operating the 717 on one non-stop flight linking Salt Lake City and Kansas City and Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

The flights are currently bookable on the airline’s website.

As part of its domestic fleet restructuring plan, the carrier announced that it plans to acquire 88 Boeing 717 aircraft to its fleet in May 2012.  The aircraft are being leased from Southwest Airlines and will replace 50-seat regional jets and some older DC-9 aircraft.

Delta’s Boeing 717 aircraft can accommodate 110 passengers in two cabins.  The first-class cabin has 12 seats in a 2-2 configuration. Each seat is 19.6” wide with a pitch of 37”.  Delta’s premium economy light section, Economy Comfort, has standard coach seats with widths of 18.1” and pitches of 34”, while the seats in coach are pitched at 31.”

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