Delta Offering More Transatlantic Flying Than Ever This Summer
Delta's biggest ever summer on the transatlantic has begun. Some 11 routes – both new and old favorites – will begin over the next couple of days connecting nine countries in Europe with the U.S.
Portugal is proving to be a hot destination this summer and Delta is responding by increasing capacity by more than 200 percent compared to 2017. Not only is it launching service from Lisbon to Atlanta, it is also spreading its wings to the Azores for the first time. The airline will fly five times a week to New York-JFK throughout the summer. Delta is the only U.S. airline to fly from the Portuguese island archipelago. These routes complement the daily existing flight from Lisbon to JFK, which launched in summer 2017 and resumed on May 4 as a year-round service.
Elsewhere on the transatlantic:
Europe gets its first nonstop flight to Indianapolis. The daily operation starts just in time for the Indy 500, bringing motor-racing fans to the heart of the action. And, as a year-round service, the flight will offer easy access to their homeland for the more than 40 French businesses that have a presence in Indianapolis.
Paris will welcome back nonstop service to Pittsburgh as well as an additional frequency to Detroit, bringing to 15 the number of peak-day nonstop services Delta offers to the French capital. In the south of the country, the longstanding Nice-JFK service restarted last month in time for the glitz and glamor of the iconic Cannes Film Festival.
The Reykjavic-Minneapolis route returns for the second year, along with popular routes between Glasgow-JFK and Copenhagen-JFK. Back too is the Malaga-JFK service, which is now in its 10th year and joins the seasonal Barcelona-Atlanta flight to boost Spain's network. Completing the lineup are additional frequencies to Atlanta from Amsterdam, Athens and Rome plus the restart of services from Dublin to Atlanta and Boston. These join year-round Dublin-JFK service, which will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in June.
And that's not all. Next month, Delta will increase its European network further with the start of nonstop service from both Paris and Amsterdam to Los Angeles. With these two services, Delta will offer up to 85 daily departures from Europe to the United States this summer.