Delta has just joined Qantas, Air New Zealand and United in the race for more trans-Pacific business with the appointment of a new local GSA.


The Oceania to United States services have been running hot since December last year, when Qantas resumed services to San Francisco, American Airlines launched flights from LA to Sydney, Air New Zealand began operating to Houston AND United announced it would became a complete 787 fleet from Australia.

That’s a lot of changes – did we miss anything?

Until now, Delta, which operates daily from Sydney to LA, has remained relatively quiet throughout all the commotion.

But yesterday the carrier stepped up to take its place in the battle for trans-Pacific passengers.


Delta appointed The Walshe Group (TWG) to beef up its presence in the Australian market.

Effective 23 May, TWG will act as the General Sales Agent in Australia and will be responsible for handling reservations, ticketing, sales as well as marketing activities.

TWG has a long history with Delta, having represented the carrier in New Zealand market for over 30 years.

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Delta’s Country Manager – Australia/New Zealand, Clare Wheatley, said consolidating representation is important to further raise awareness of the Delta brand in the country and promote its relationship with Virgin Australia.

The carrier’s former GSA in Australia, Global Aviation Services, is in the process of transitioning to The Walshe Group where applicable.

Have you flown Delta? What did you think?