Jan 23, 2015
ATLANTA, Jan 22, 2015 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will begin Saturday seasonal service between Los Angeles and Managua on June 5, 2015. The additional service will complement the current daily nonstop service from the Nicaraguan capital city to Atlanta, and will operate using a 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“Delta is the only airline offering the convenience of weekly nonstop service between Managua and Los Angeles,” said Jose Antonio Torres, Delta´s general manager for Central America. “The new Los Angeles-Managua weekly flight is timed for a late departure to provide business travelers a full work day prior to traveling. In addition, customers from Nicaragua will now have increased access to Delta’s global network and will be able to enjoy the benefits of Delta’s investments in the Central American region.”
With flights to 13 cities including San José, Costa Rica; Liberia, Costa Rica; San Salvador; Guatemala City; Belize City; Cancún; Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo; Manzanillo; Guadalajara; Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Monterrey; and now Managua, Delta serves more destinations in Latin America from Los Angeles than any carrier.
“Delta has been growing its footprint between Los Angeles and Central America,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s vice president for Los Angeles. “With direct access to all of the key U.S. entertainment and tech markets, as well as additional Latin service through our gateway at LAX, we strive to provide business and leisure customers the best service options to meet their travel needs.”
Once in Los Angeles customers flying from Nicaragua have many options for connecting with destinations in other Western states and Northern California as Jackson Hole, Las Vegas, Oakland, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
From Los Angeles, Delta currently operates 154 peak-day departures to 48 destinations and has continued expanding both international and domestic service over the past few months, including London-Heathrow in October; Dallas* and Austin, Texas* in November; and Vancouver, Canada* in December.
Onboard, Delta supports and markets the music of emerging artists and short-form content creators through exclusive partnerships that provide in-flight content for customers, who can now enjoy free entertainment from every seat out of Los Angeles through the new Delta Studio product. Every Delta flight from Los Angeles offers BusinessElite/First Class and Economy Comfort seating, and nearly every domestic flight features Wi-Fi service. Delta also introduced international Wi-Fi in 2014 and will complete installation of Wi-Fi service on its long-haul international fleet in 2016.
Customers flying the Los Angeles-Managua service will enjoy the benefits of the $229 million expansion and enhancement of Terminal 5 at LAX currently taking place. The project will double the size of the ticketing lobby and screening checkpoints, and will include an exclusive Sky Priority lobby with dedicated access to screening checkpoints. It also will include renovations to the Delta Sky Club and new baggage carousels. The project is scheduled to take place in several phases, with full completion in 2015.
Saturday seasonal service between Los Angeles and Managua:
Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:45 p.m.
Managua (MGA) at 05:15 a.m.
June 5, 2015
Managua (MGA) at 06:15 a.m.
Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:45 a.m.
June 6, 2015
The flight is now available for booking through delta.com. Customers also have 24/7 access to real-time support before, during and after travel via Delta’s Twitter channel in English, @DeltaAssist, and in Spanish, @DeltaAssist_ES, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.
This is good news for folks coming from the West Coast, a new non-stop flight on Delta from LAX to MGA! Leaves late and comes in early, so especially for short vacations, you don’t waste a day flying since it is a red-eye! In the last few months new routes and airlines are coming into Managua’s airport, including: