Delta to Expand European Service from U.S. Hubs

By Daniel Berg on 5 May 2014
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Fiumicino Airport in Rome

Fiumicino Airport in Rome

Delta Air Lines announced an expansion in the number of international flights from New York and Atlanta Monday.

The Atlanta-based airline said it will begin new service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to both Zurich Kloten Airport as well as increase the number of flights to Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport.

The airline will also expand service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Paris Charles De Gaulle International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport with joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.

The New York to Zurich service will depart at 7:42 p.m. and arrive at 9:50 a.m. the next day. From Zurich, flights will depart at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in New York at 4:50 p.m. local time. The new Zurich service will be operated using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring fully lie-flat  seats in the BusinessElite cabin, and is scheduled to begin June 16.

New non-stop flights from JFK to Rome will depart at 8:20 p.m. and arrive in Rome at 10:50 a.m. the next day. The Rome to New York flights will depart at 12:50 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 4:46 p.m. local time. The new Rome service will operate daily from April to October using Airbus A330-300 aircraft and five times per week in November, December, and March, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

The expanded Delta European service from Atlanta to Paris and Amsterdam will begin in the winter. Flights from Atlanta to Paris will depart at 11:22 p.m. and reach Paris at 2 p.m. local time. Flights will depart Paris at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 12:30 p.m.

Additional non-stop service from Atlanta to Amsterdam will depart at 3:35 p.m. and reach the Dutch capital at 5:45 a.m., while new flights will depart Amsterdam at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 1:00 p.m.

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