Delta will ramp up transatlantic service next summer

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Delta will operate 220 weekly transatlantic departures from JFK next summer.
Delta will operate 220 weekly transatlantic departures from JFK next summer. Photo Credit: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is planning to fly its largest-ever transatlantic schedule out of New York next summer while boosting its overall transatlantic seat capacity by 8%. 

For the first time, Delta will fly daily from JFK to London Gatwick, beginning April 10. Delta will also fly from JFK to Geneva for the first time since 1993. And it will resume daily JFK-Berlin summer service in May for the first time since 2019. 

Those operations will be among the 220 weekly departures to 26 destinations that Delta plans to make from JFK across the Atlantic next summer. 

The carrier is also planning resumptions of European routes from its Atlanta hub and from Los Angeles. 
From Atlanta, Delta plans to resume Stuttgart flights on March 26 and Dusseldorf service on May 9, serving each of those German cities three times per week. Delta also plans to operate seasonal service (five times per week) from Atlanta to Edinburgh, Scotland,  starting May 25, bringing back a route it phased out in 2007. 

From Los Angeles, Delta announced the resumption of daily Paris flights on May 8, a route that the carrier hasn't operated since before the pandemic. 

Delta also plans to begin daily LAX-London Heathrow service on March 25, bringing back a route it hasn't operated since 2015. 

From June through August of this year, Delta offered 1.71 million departing seats from the U.S. to Europe, according to Cirium data, down from 1.95 million in 2019. 

United leapfrogged Delta as the largest carrier from the U.S. to Europe this summer, offering 1.84 million departing seats.

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