International Travel Demand Increases for Delta Air Lines

International Travel Demand Increases for Delta Air Lines
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Last week, Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its Summer 2024 international route network as demand for that portion of travel increases.

Across its multiple bases in the United States, the carrier has announced route additions and extensions.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

International Travel Demand Increases for Delta Air Lines…

International Travel Demand Increases for Delta Air Lines
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As per Delta Air Lines’ press release, here is a breakdown of the route expansion that is taking place due to the increase in international flights:

  • New York JFK:
    • New non-stop service to Naples beginning May 23 next year.
      • Will be complemented alongside services to Milan, Venice & Rome.
    • Returning to Shannon on May 23, and will complement services to Dublin.
    • Additional flights to be added on the Barcelona route.
  • Atlanta:
    • Services to Zurich will commence on a four-weekly basis from May 31.
    • Services to Paris & Venice will increase in frequency, but no specifics given currently.
  • Los Angeles:
    • Service to Auckland which begins on October 28 this year will be extended to a year-round service instead of winter-seasonal. Services operate on a daily basis.
    • Delta will increase services to twice-daily on the Sydney route in December 2023.
    • Year-round service to Shanghai will begin on March 31 next year.
  • Cincinnati, Boston & Detroit:
    • Paris from both Cincinnati & Detroit will have more weekly flights, but again no specifics confirmed currently.
    • Detroit to Reykjavik will also experience a frequency increase.
    • Boston to Athens will also see a frequency increase too.

Commenting on this was Joe Esposito, the Senior VP of Network Planning at Delta Air Lines:

“There’s never been a better time to explore Europe on Delta”.

“Customers looking ahead to summer adventures abroad will find plenty of inspiring options – coupled with the premium services and amenities we know Delta customers anticipate and enjoy.” 

Overall, this represents a substantial investment from the airline to airports across Europe, Asia and the Pacific regions.

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