Nov 11, 2014
ATHENS, November 11, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is increasing its flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport for the 2015 summer season.
Delta will resume operations with a five-times weekly service from March 30, 2015, growing to daily on May 2, 2015. From June 2, 2015, additional flights will be added bringing the weekly total to 11. During the peak summer months, Delta will offer up to 5,900 weekly seats between Greece and the United States. All services from Athens are operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.
“The UN World Tourism Organisation recently confirmed the importance of tourism to the Greek economy, and Delta is proud to support this by connecting Athens to New York – one of the world’s most important travel and trade hubs,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We hope that by increasing our frequency next year, we are able to facilitate even higher tourism and business traffic as Greece continues its economic recovery.”
According to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), in 2013 almost 755,000 U.S. tourists visited Greece – a 35% increase of the previous year.
Delta’s Athens to New York-JFK schedule is as follows:
|DL263||Athens at 12:00 noon (daily)||New York-JFK at 3:45 p.m.|
|DL042||New York-JFK at 4:30 p.m. (daily)||Athens at 9:30 a.m. (next day)|
|DL216||Athens at 2:30 p.m. (Monday/ Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday)||New York-JFK at 6:25 p.m.|
|DL417||New York-JFK at 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday/ Wednesday/Friday/Sunday)||Athens at 12:45 p.m. (next day)|
Delta’s Athens services are operated using Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration in the BusinessElite cabin. Customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, as well as priority boarding. Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service by the end of 2016.
Customers wishing to book travel on Delta’s nonstop service to New York can see their travel agent call Delta’s dedicated reservations team on 14654 or visit delta.com.
Notes to Editors:
Delta’s 11th weekly flight (departing Athens on Saturdays from June 6, 2015) will be on sale from November 22, 2014.