(21 Mar 2022, 11:27 +07)
Delta has unveiled plans to increase its trans-Atlantic
operations and launch new premium in-flight experiences.
This summer, the airline will offer more flights
to Europe with new routes and destinations, along with more opportunities to indulge in Delta’s premium cabins
with 143% more seats available to customers than in summer 2021.
“Delta has been focused on building back our
network to give customers easy, convenient access to wherever they
want to go, and we’re delivering on that promise with up to 74
daily flights to 21 European destinations from 10 U.S. gateways
this summer,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s S.V.P. – Network
Planning. “We have also accelerated improvements to our aircraft
so that customers can enjoy a more comfortable journey, including
offering more seats than ever before in Delta Premium Select,
which will be available on nearly every flight to Europe in the
Delta Boeing 767 reg: N194DN. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Delta will operate up to 27 daily flights to
20 European destinations from JFK, including restarting pre-COVID
service to Zurich, Brussels, Edinburgh, Copenhagen and Prague.
In Boston, Delta will operate up to nine daily
flights to nine trans-Atlantic destinations, offering nearly 5,000
more seats each week compared with summer 2019.
Delta is also the U.S. Southeast’s largest
carrier, operating up to 17 daily flights from Atlanta to 14
trans-Atlantic destinations, including increased thrice daily
service to Amsterdam as well as to London and Rome to double daily.
Delta’s Midwest hubs in Detroit and Minneapolis
will operate up to 14 daily nonstop flights to the airline’s
global hubs in Amsterdam, London and Paris as well as daily
service to Frankfurt, Munich and Reykjavík.
On the U.S. West Coast, the airline’s Seattle hub
will operate double daily service to Amsterdam and a daily
service to London and Paris.
Salt Lake City will offer a daily,
nonstop flight to Delta’s three respective trans-Atlantic hubs.
Delta will also return to daily Portland-to-Amsterdam service.
Through Delta’s partnerships with Air France, KLM
and Virgin Atlantic, customers will be able to access nearly 200 more
destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India
from 19 U.S. cities.
Premium Travel Accelerates
As international travel returns, Delta customers
on nearly every flight to Europe will be able to enjoy an upgraded experience
on the airline’s refreshed Airbus A330 and Boeing 767-300
fleets, which now offer a consistent onboard experience with a
choice of four classes – Delta One or Delta One Suites, Delta
Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
Both fleet types
have also received additional upgrades like refreshed lavatories
and new LED cabin lighting.
Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium
economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch out with a
wider seat, deeper recline and an adjustable footrest and leg
rest. Customers will watch Delta’s best-in-class seatback
entertainment on larger screens while powering up their own
devices with in-seat power and USB ports. They’ll also receive an
upgraded amenity kit, noise-canceling headsets and a blanket and
memory- foam pillow to help them arrive rested and refreshed.
Customers traveling in Delta One will enjoy
refreshed amenities and services including: artisan-made Someone
Somewhere amenity kits, soft and comfortable beddings made from
recycled materials, more beverage options before takeoff, new
cocktail bites, a chef-curated three-course meal and decadent
desserts featuring a build-your-own ice cream sundae.
Ready to Fly
Delta FlyReady, the airline’s digital dashboard
solution that helps customers verify they’ve met their
destination’s entry requirements prior to travel, was recently
updated with a more personalized view of
travel requirements at the customer’s destination, an all-new
design with a more responsive and enhanced interface on mobile,
and easier-to-use functionality, allowing customers to better
manage their documents.