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Delta expands international service in the summer of 2017

Published: 30/09/2016 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its international flights from Boston and New York this spring.  Beginning May 25, 2017, Delta will offer non-stop seasonal service from Boston to Dublin.  The airline already offers flights from New York’s JFK airport and its hub in Atlanta.

The airline will also launch a daily seasonal flight between JFK and Lisbon Airport on May 25thoperating a Boeing 757-200 plane with 164 seats.  The flights to Berlin will resume between JFK and Tegel Airport.  The airline will operate a Boeing 767-300 on the Berlin flights with 225 seats.  These flights will operate with Delta's joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.

Deltas B767-400ER

"We are pleased to offer nonstop service from New York to both Lisbon and Berlin for the summer 2017 season, enabling Americans to enjoy two popular European destinations during some of the busiest travel months," saidHenry Kuykendall, Delta's Vice President-New York. "Both cities 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."

Thomas P. Glynn, CEO of Massport in Boston, said: "Delta's new service to Dublin will enhance the already strong bond between Ireland and New England while opening up new opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic."

Luis Araújo, President of VisitPortugal, the National Tourism Authority of Portugal, said: "Visit Portugal is excited about the prospects for this new connection from New York to Lisbon as American tourists discover the country's riches and its welcoming people." 

Flight schedules as follows:

Flight

Departs

Arrives

DL 154

Boston at 9:10 p.m.

Dublin at 8:30 a.m. (the 
following day)

DL 155

Dublin at 10:15 a.m.

Boston at 12:41 p.m.

  

Flight

Departs

Arrives

DL 473

New York-JFK at 9:43 p.m.

Lisbon at 10:00 a.m. (+1 day)

DL 273

Lisbon at 11:35 a.m.

New York-JFK at 2:19 p.m.

  

Flight

Departs

Arrives

DL 422

New York-JFK at 7:49 p.m.

Berlin at 10:30 a.m. (+1 day)

DL 222

Berlin at 1:30 p.m.

New York-JFK at 4:19 p.m.

By Elizabeth Atkinson

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