Delta Adds Service Between LAX and Washington-Reagan

News Release: Delta Airlines October 10, 2016

Only airline to offer lie-flat seats in premium cabin between Los Angeles and Washington-Reagan

Delta will begin daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on April 24, 2017. Delta adds service using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, making Delta the only airline to offer full flat-bed seats in First Class on this route frequented by customers in government, defense, entertainment and consulting services.

“We’re pleased that Delta’s growth and investment on the West Coast has created an opportunity to provide new direct service to and from Washington-Reagan,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Sales, West Region. “We also know that for Delta customers in L.A. and D.C., ‘how’ you get there is important, too. As the only airline to offer full flat-bed seats between these markets, our customers will arrive rested and productive – and it’s that premium distinction in the customer experience that differentiates Delta.”

Delta adds service with Full Flat-bed Seats
Delta One seat on a Boeing 757-200ER (75S). – Photo provided by Delta

Delta’s Los Angeles – Washington-DCA flights will operate on the following schedule:

Flight Number Departs Arrives
DL 2036 Los Angeles (LAX) at 8:30 a.m. Washington (DCA) at 4:55 p.m.
DL 1913 Washington (DCA) at 5:45 p.m. Los Angeles (LAX) at 8:30 p.m.

Investing in Los Angeles

Since 2009, Delta has been the fastest-growing carrier at LAX, more than doubling its number of seats. It had also grown from 70 daily departures to more than 175. This year, the airline launched five daily flights from LAX to Denver International Airport, a key route for business travelers in Los Angeles. It has also expanded the Delta Shuttle to include Los Angeles-Seattle and Seattle-San Francisco in addition to Los Angeles-San Francisco. Delta has increased service to both New York-JFK and Seattle to 10 daily flights; added a third daily flight to Boston; and will be launching new service to Aspen and Los Cabos in December.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at

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