Delta to Restart Former Pan Am New York-Berlin Service

By Paul Riegler on 29 September 2016
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The Fernsehturm in Berlin

The Fernsehturm in Berlin

Delta Air Lines announced plans to restart daily service from New York to Berlin, Germany.

Delta acquired the Berlin route along with many other European destinations when it acquired and began to operate Pan Am’s transatlantic routes on November 1, 1991, giving the Atlanta-based airline a major presence on flights across the Atlantic. While Pan Am was the first to offer scheduled service across the Atlantic in 1939, the historic airline had acquired the Berlin route and others in 1950 when it purchased American Overseas Airlines, the transatlantic division of American Airlines, from that carrier.

Delta last operated the route in 2011.  It will restart service on May 25 as a seasonal summer route.

Flights are scheduled to depart John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at 7:49 p.m. and arrive at Berlin’s Tegel Airport at 10:30 a.m. the next day. From Berlin, flights will depart at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in New York at 4:19 p.m.

Delta will operate the Berlin service with Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a Delta One business-class cabin with lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration in addition to economy and Comfort Plus, the airline’s premium economy lite section. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and extend to lie-flat bed of approximately 79”.

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