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Delta Bets on Boston, JFK for Adding Flights to Europe

Delta looks to boost trans-Atlantic load from East Coast by more than 30% in 2020

by Business Traveler

September 23, 2019

Photo: Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

Delta flyers can look to Boston and New York for a bump in seat inventory to Europe starting next year.  

Delta Air Lines recently announced a 15 percent increase in seats between the U.S. and the U.K., including the addition of daytime service connecting JFK and London-Heathrow as well as new service between Boston and both Manchester and London-Gatwick.

Beginning this winter, all of Delta’s flights connecting Heathrow with Boston and New York will be operated using the carrier’s newly retrofitted Boeing 767-400 aircraft, featuring all four branded seat products including a more private Delta One experience.

“Consumers are looking for more opportunities to visit Europe, so we’ve added more destinations and more flight times,” said Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “In addition, we’ve invested significantly in our aircraft, service and products for customers traveling between the U.S. and Europe.”

Delta is Boston’s fastest-growing global carrier, and, in 2020, Delta will launch four new trans-Atlantic flights from Boston, including new seasonal service to Rome, a second daily flight to Paris and new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester. The carrier will also extend seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh and Lisbon, two popular destinations added in 2019.

In Boston, at the  hub’s Logan International Airport, Delta will be Terminal A’s sole operator for the first time since the facility opened in 2005.

Flights to Tel Aviv

In addition to new daytime service from New York to London-Heathrow, next year Delta’s second-daily flight from JFK to Tel Aviv will become year-round. Delta is also launching new service to Mumbai and Bogota in Dec. 2019, and is expanding the availability of seasonal service from JFK to Athens, Copenhagen and Berlin. Delta has grown its presence in New York City by over 65 percent in the last 10 years and today operates more than 520 peak-day departures from its hubs at LaGuardia and JFK.

Salt Lake City and Amsterdam

Delta’s seasonal service between its hub at Salt Lake City International Airport and London-Heathrow will become year-round beginning Dec.19, 2019. Additionally, the carrier is expanding the operating season between Tampa and Amsterdam in 2020.

All of Delta’s new trans-Atlantic flights of more than six and a half hours will feature the Delta One experience – a premium 180-degree flat-bed seat; extra-wide inflight entertainment screens; and seasonally rotating, chef-designed Delta One menus with an option for pre-selection on entrées that can be paired with wines hand-selected by a master sommelier.

All cabins on flights between Europe and the U.S. include complimentary meals, snacks and beverages.

In November, Delta is launching a first-of-its-kind bistro-style international Main Cabin experience featuring welcome cocktails, hot-towel service and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees.

All seats on all flights also offer personal entertainment systems with free entertainment, free mobile messaging, high-capacity overhead bins, Wi-Fi, upgraded amenity kits and more.

Delta’s trans-Atlantic flights are operated in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM.