WHY IT RATES: Travel agents and advisors are always looking for new flight options, and Delta’s additional service between the east and west coast will be crucial to cross-country trips.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.
Long connected by their ties to the entertainment and production industries, Atlanta and the LA Basin will have more connections than ever when Delta launches twice-daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport on July 8, 2019.
The new service will make Delta the only airline to offer service to the southeastern U.S. from Burbank and the only airline to serve Atlanta from the four largest airports in the LA Basin, including Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Ontario International Airport and Hollywood Burbank Airport.
“The LA Basin is one of the largest regions in the world. Burbank service means people from all over the LA Basin will have convenient, direct access from the region’s four key airports to the Southeast and beyond through Atlanta, Delta’s largest hub,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President — Los Angeles and Sales, West. “And if LA is the entertainment capital of the world, Burbank is the heart of the action. Our Atlanta-Burbank service connects not only two of the largest regions, but also two of the largest film production markets in the world.”
“Passengers from around the world and country can now travel through Atlanta nonstop to Burbank, the media and entertainment capital of the world, and gateway to the Los Angeles basin,” said Hollywood Burbank Airport Executive Director Frank Miller. “Likewise, passengers can depart from Hollywood Burbank Airport and travel just about anywhere in the world through Atlanta. Traveling overseas just got easier and more convenient.”
“As our industry expands to the Southeast, it’s more important than ever for our members to have convenient, direct access to the locations where our content is created and produced,” said Gail Berman, President — Producers Guild of America. “Delta has long supported the specialized travel needs of the PGA and entertainment industry professionals, and Burbank-Atlanta service makes them an even stronger partner to our industry.”
Delta will operate Atlanta-Burbank service on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 12 seats in First Class, 18 in Delta Comfort+ and 94 in the Main Cabin. Like all flights from the LA Basin to Atlanta, the Burbank flights will offer seat-back entertainment screens with free entertainment at every seat, as well as free messaging, access to Wi-Fi, power ports, and complimentary snacks and beverages.
The Burbank flight adds to Delta’s support of the LA Basin at large and its key industries, including the entertainment and production industries. Delta showcases the content created in LA on more than 600 of its aircraft – more than any other airline in the world – through seat-back screens equipped with Delta Studio.
Delta will offer 22 daily flights and grow the number of seats it offers between the LA Basin and Atlanta by 20 percent next summer with the addition of the two Burbank flights and two recently announced flights from Ontario to Atlanta, complementing the airline’s existing 14 flights from LAX to Atlanta and 4 flights from Orange County to Atlanta. In addition to its upcoming Burbank-Atlanta service, Delta also offers service from Burbank to Salt Lake City, another key film production market.
Delta’s presence at Burbank can be traced back to the 1930s when Western Air Express began operations on April 15, 1931. Western Airlines merged with Delta in 1987, marking more than 30 years of the Delta brand serving customers at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
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SOURCE: Delta Air Lines press release.
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