Monday, October 3, 2016

Delta announces new European routes from JFK, BOS

Atlanta-headquartered Delta Air Lines will be launching new flights connecting New York and Boston to Portugal and Ireland, respectively, and restarting service between New York and Berlin in late May.

Delta (NYSE:DAL) will add new daily non-stop seasonal service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International (JFK) to Lisbon’s Aeroportos Lisboa (LIS) and from Boston’s Logan International (BOS) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB) starting May 25, 2017. The BOS-DUB route will complement the airline’s existing services to DUB from JFK and Atlanta-Hartsfield International (ATL).

Also on May 25, the carrier will resume service between New York and Berlin’s Tegel Airport (TXL).

Delta Air Lines flight departs Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)
Delta flight departs Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)
“Both [Lisbon and Berlin] have seen an increase in U.S. visitor numbers over the past several years, and Delta is pleased to help contribute to this growth through greater connectivity at JFK,” Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President-New York, said in a statement announcing the new and resuming flights.

Delta’s Boston-Dublin flights will depart BOS at 9:14 p.m., arriving at DUB at 8:30 a.m. the following day. Return flights will leave Ireland at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Beantown at 12:35 p.m.

The carrier’s JFK-Lisbon flights will depart JFK at 9:43 p.m., arriving at LIS at 10 a.m. the following day. Return flights will depart Portugal at 11:35 a.m., arriving in The Big Apple at 2:19 p.m.

Daily JFK-Berlin flights will depart JFK at 7:49 p.m., arriving in Berlin at 10:30 a.m. the following day. Return flights depart TXL at 1:30 p.m., arriving at JFK at 4:19 p.m. DL

The flights will also be available through code-share partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.

Delta’s Dublin and Lisbon services will each be operated using a narrow body Boeing (NYSE:BA) 757-200 aircraft with 168 seats including 16 seats in Delta One, 44 Comfort + seats and 108 standard economy seats for a total of 168 seats. According to SeatGuru.com, Delta One seats on that configuration of the 757-200 are 22.2 inches wide with 76 inches of pitch, Comfort + seats are 17.2 inches wide with 35 inches of pitch and standard economy seats, which are also 17.2 inches wide, have from 31 to 33 inches of pitch.

The airline will operate a wide body Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 226 seats on its Berlin route. That configuration offers 26 Delta One seats, all with direct aisle access; 29 Comfort + seats and 171 standard economy seats. On that aircraft, Delta One seats are 21 inches wide with 76.5 to 81.4 inches of pitch, Comfort + seats are 17.9 inches wide with 35 inches of pitch and standard economy seats, which are also 17.9 inches wide, have from 31 to 32 inches of pitch.

Customers traveling in the Delta One cabin will have fully flat-bed seats and a range of seasonal dining options accompanied by wines selected by a master sommelier.

Business class passengers will also have access to products from premium brands, including Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts and TUMI amenity kits featuring products by Kiehl’s Since 1851.

Delta’s premium economy service, Comfort+, provides up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Main Cabin seats, in addition to priority boarding. All passengers in all cabins have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Tickets for the flights are available at Delta.com.

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