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Delta Launches Service from Seattle to Tampa

With temperatures starting to drop, Seattle travelers have more options than ever to escape to sun and ski destinations as Delta launches new daily service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Tampa International Airport on March 11, 2020. ​

Seattle-Tampa service is part of Delta’s commitment to give Seattle travelers more travel options this winter and spring. The flight will be operated on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating; free entertainment on seatback screens or a personal device through Delta Studio; Wi-Fi for purchase; and power accessible from every seat.

“Tampa is another great addition to the more than 55 destinations we offer from Sea-Tac each year,” said Tony Gonchar, Delta’s Vice President – Seattle. “Customers can enjoy Delta’s amazing seat-back in-flight entertainment and still get to Tampa in time for a sunset dinner.”

“Delta has been an incredible partner since establishing SEA as its West Coast hub five years ago,” said Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director Lance Lyttle. “Along with their impressive evolution as the fastest growing carrier at SEA, Delta is investing deeply in our community, airport and region. We congratulate Delta on adding service to Tampa.”

The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the world’s top beaches, as well as lively entertainment, sports and nightlife venues, theme parks such as Busch Gardens and Adventure Islands and other famous Florida attractions.

“We’re excited to launch this easy, nonstop connection to welcome our friends from Seattle, and likewise, we expect it to be a popular route among our Tampa Bay residents looking to visit the Emerald City for vacation or business,” said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “Delta has been a wonderful airline partner for many years and delivers the same kind of excellent customer service we value highly at TPA.”

Seattle-Tampa service will operate on the following schedule:

Flight​ ​Departure Time ​Arrival Time
​SEA-TPA 7:40 a.m. ​ ​4 p.m.
​TPA-SEA ​4:45 p.m. ​8:15 p.m.

Discounted fares are available from Seattle to Tampa and other top leisure destinations this winter and spring. Click here to see sample destinations and fares. Terms apply.

Delta’s overall winter service from Seattle to leisure destinations includes:

  • Larger Boeing 737-800 aircraft on flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix, offering 160 seats with seat-back entertainment on each flight with 16 first class seats, 36 Delta Comfort+ seats, and 108 Main Cabin seats
  • Five daily flights to four destinations in Hawaii, including Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Lihue
  • 11 flights each week to Orlando
  • Convenient flights to Mexico beach resorts, with daily service to Los Cabos, and four weekly flights each to Puerto Vallarta and Cancun
  • Expanded access to popular destinations in the southwest, with additional departures to Palm Springs, Calif., San Diego, and Tucson, Ariz.
  • New year-round service to Bozeman, Mont.*, with daily service from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 and twice daily service starting Jan. 6
  • New daily service to Tampa beginning on March 11

The winter and spring growth continue a trend for Delta in Seattle, where the airline grew by five percent this summer, primarily through larger aircraft on existing routes. Service from Seattle to destinations in the West region expanded through additional seats, with peak-day seats to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego and San Jose up 23 percent on average over summer 2018. Delta also launched its popular Airbus A220 aircraft on the Seattle-San Jose route and launched additional A220 routes this fall, while the new Airbus A330-900neo, featuring the airline’s next-generation Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select cabin, debuted on Seattle-Shanghai in July and has since expanded to the Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo-Narita routes.

Delta continues to be Seattle’s fastest-growing carrier, having added nearly 100 new departures and more than doubled the number of peak-day seats offered since 2014. The airline launched service in April from Seattle to Osaka, its fifth destination in Asia and a significant addition to the Delta and Korean Air trans-Pacific joint venture partnership. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reached a decision to award Delta five more slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with service from Seattle expected to begin in summer 2020.

Iuliia Tore