Delta Brings Back More Flights Across the Atlantic this Winter and Summer 2021
As Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand, customers will see more trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights to top business and leisure destinations for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 seasons. While the airline expects pre-COVID level recovery for international flying to continue to lag U.S. domestic, Delta plans to add over 50 transoceanic flights next summer, compared to the summer 2020 schedule.
Delta will focus its strengths in its core markets and with the support of its partners, offer customers a wide array of onward connections.
“While significant hurdles remain in the global fight against the pandemic, we are ready to connect customers to the people, places, opportunities and experiences they’re longing for,” said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning. “Customers flying internationally can look forward to a modernized fleet featuring our latest cabin products and a travel experience that prioritizes their health and the health of our employees from check-in to baggage claim.”
Delta will operate the adjusted schedule with a more efficient, upgraded fleet of Airbus A350-900s, A330-900neos and refurbished Boeing 767s, following the retirement of its Boeing 777 aircraft by the end of October 2020.
Delta’s schedule remains subject to change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, customer demand, government travel regulations and federal health guidelines. Specific restart dates may vary for previously suspended routes due to travel restrictions and other operational requirements. Delta will make decisions about resuming additional service on other routes at a later date.
TRANS-ATLANTIC WINTER 2020/2021 SCHEDULE
As travel restrictions lift and Delta begins to restore its global network, the airline plans to increase flying in the trans-Atlantic market from winter 2020-2021 to summer 2021.
Between September and October, Delta will resume service to several major business and leisure markets, including a buildup at its hub in New York-JFK.
In September, Delta will resume:
- Accra* (ACC) - New York-JFK
- Barcelona (BCN) - New York-JFK
- Lagos*(LOS) - Atlanta
- London-Heathrow (LHR) - Boston
- Madrid (MAD) - New York-JFK
- Rome (FCO) - New York-JFK
In October, Delta will add:
- Brussels (BRU) - New York-JFK
- Dublin (DUB - New York-JFK
- Frankfurt (FRA) - New York-JFK
- Zurich (ZRH) - New York-JFK
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - Seattle
Service between Paris and Boston will return in November.
Following this resumption of service in the fall, Delta expects to maintain a similar schedule across the Atlantic through winter 2021.
TRANS-ATLANTIC SUMMER 2021 SCHEDULE
Moving into next summer, Delta will expand its hub-to-hub flying between Europe and the U.S., offering nonstop daily service to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, New York-JFK and Minneapolis from Amsterdam (AMS), Paris and London-Heathrow. From Amsterdam and Paris, customers will have nonstop daily access to Seattle and Salt Lake City. Delta will also offer nonstop service from Paris to its LAX hub.
Additionally, Delta will add back service from Paris to our focus cities Cincinnati (CVG) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU), as well as service to Portland (PDX) from Amsterdam.
Delta remains committed to ensuring customers benefit from easy access to the U.S. through its key hubs in ATL, BOS and JFK. Delta will also resume transatlantic flying from Barcelona, Dublin, Rome and Madrid to Atlanta. Service from Paris, London-Heathrow and Dublin to Boston will increase to daily.
Delta continues to evaluate additional schedule adjustments based on customer demand. More details and upcoming changes will be shared on our Delta Professional Schedule Changes pages.