Delta Air Lines is joining the crowded, competitive skies over California with a new business travel shuttle -- and complimentary snacks and drinks tailored to Bay Area tastes.
The airline announced Thursday that it will launch hourly shuttle service between San Francisco and Los Angeles international airports, starting Sept. 3.
The 14 daily flights (in each direction) will depart hourly starting at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday. They will be operated by Compass Airlines, a partner of Delta Connection, with E-175 aircraft that seat 76 passengers -- 12 in first class, 12 in economy comfort and 52 in economy.
Delta plans to have dedicated counters for shuttle passengers, allowing check-in as close as 30 minutes before departure, a representative said.
And, in acknowledgement of this route's competitiveness, Delta will serve a number of California favorites onboard -- complimentary Wente wine, Sierra Nevada craft beer and healthy LYFE Kitchen snacks in all classes of service.