Delta Air Lines is launching new nonstop service to Hawaii from its Detroit hub.
The new Honolulu route kicks off next June on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, and 29 seats in Delta Comfort+.
“It’s a destination our customers in our hub city and beyond have asked for. It will also bring convenient, one-stop connections to Honolulu for many customers in dozens of other cities we serve in the Upper Midwest and Northeast US,” said Delta president Ed Bastion.
Detroit becomes Delta’s ninth gateway airport for flights to Honolulu.
It also flies nonstop from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle and operates seasonally from New York-JFK, San Francisco and Portland.
“We’re elated about Delta’s new Detroit-Honolulu flights, as this opens the Hawaiian Islands to an entire region in North America currently underserved with nonstop service,” said George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Delta said it will also boost its service to London Heathrow from Detroit to double daily flights beginning in May 2019.