Delta Air Lines will add four daily flights to Seattle from Spokane starting Nov. 3.
At present only Alaska Airlines flies to and from Seattle from Spokane. In January 2012 Southwest Airlines stopped providing service between the two cities.
The daily flights from Spokane are scheduled to leave at 8:25 a.m., 10 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Return flights leave Sea-Tac International Airport at 6:50 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:35 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The flights between Seattle and Spokane will use Bombardier 65-seat CRJ-700 aircraft.
Delta is also adding Seattle to Bozeman flights starting Dec. 20.
The added flights are part of Delta’s push to reach more leisure travelers in the Northwest, a company press release noted. Delta is also adding flights from Seattle to Maui, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
On Tuesday, Alaska Airlines also announced it’s adding new destinations and increasing passenger capacity for flights between Spokane and Seattle, starting spring 2015.
In addition to adding two daily flights from Seattle to Los Angeles, Alaska said it will change aircraft for two of its 16 roundtrips between Seattle and Spokane — using a Boeing 737 instead of a Bombardier Q400.
That will take available seats between Seattle and Spokane to 3,350 from 3,200 per day.
In recent years Seattle has remained the most frequent destination for Spokane passengers, according to federal transportation numbers. The next four most frequent connections are Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland and Denver.