Delta Air Lines plans transatlantic growth for summer 2022

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The carrier's schedule includes two new routes from Boston, to Athens and Tel Aviv, starting Memorial Day weekend in 2022. Photo Credit: QualityHD/Shutterstock.com

Delta Air Lines plans for summer 2022 to nearly double its transatlantic capacity year over year, flying 73 daily flights to 25 destinations, the carrier announced.

Delta's schedule includes two new routes from Boston, to Athens and Tel Aviv, starting Memorial Day weekend in 2022. From Boston, Delta also will restore service to Rome on May 1 and to Edinburgh on May 27 and upgauge aircraft on its routes to Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris.

New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport will be Delta's largest transatlantic hub next summer, with 29 daily flights to 23 destinations. Delta is restoring service to Frankfurt, which it has not operated since the early days of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, on Dec. 13, and that service will increase to daily by the summer.

Other restored routes from JFK include to Zurich on Feb. 6, to Brussels on March 26, to Edinburgh on May 1 and to both Copenhagen and Prague on May 26. Delta also will increase frequencies to Amsterdam, London, Milan and Rome to twice-daily by the summer and upgauge aircraft on service to Dublin and Lisbon.

From Atlanta, Delta plans to operate 18 daily flights to 14 transatlantic destinations next summer. Service to Munich will restart Dec. 13 and increase to daily by the summer, and service to Milan, which Delta has not operated since the summer of 2019, will restart May 1. In addition, Delta is increasing service from Atlanta to Amsterdam to three times daily and to both Rome and London to twice daily, as well as upgauging aircraft to Dublin.

Other returning transatlantic routes include Portland, Ore., to Amsterdam on May 3 and from both Cincinnati and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., to Paris in early August.

Source: Business Travel News

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