Delta Adding More Summer and Year-round Flights to Alaska

Boeing 737-900ER in-flight near Mount Rainier, Seattle, WA.

With domestic flying primed to increase post-pandemic much sooner than international routes, Delta Air Lines has announced a dramatic increase in Alaska service from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and other major hubs.

Twin Cities departing passengers will have three daily non-stops to Anchorage (ANC) effective May 5, and a second daily non-stop to Fairbanks (FAI) will commence on June 19. Additionally, Delta’s MSP/FAI service will no longer be seasonal, with service extended to a year-round operation.

Travelers utilizing other Delta hubs will also see increased service to Alaska, as follows:

  • New weekend flights to Anchorage from New York (JFK), Detroit (DTW) and Los Angeles (LAX)
  • An increase to seven daily non-stops between Seattle (SEA) and ANC, with service also becoming more frequent year-round
  • New non-stop Salt Lake City (SLC) daily service to ANC year-round commences on May 5, plus a second daily summer flight joins the schedule on June 19
  • Daily Atlanta (ATL) to Anchorage non-stops resume on May 5
  • Fairbanks will receive a new daily non-stop from SLC as of May 5, and a third Seattle non-stop flight beginning June 19

Most Alaska flights this summer will operate via Boeing 737-900 aircraft featurning First Class, Economy Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Seat-back inflight entertainment and Wi-fi will be available on all flights.

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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