Delta Air Lines has announced several new routes for the summer of 2023, just in time for vacation getaways. Some of the routes are resumptions of service from previous years, some are entirely new, and many of them are geared to serving both business and leisure travelers alike.
“With nearly 620 weekly flights and connectivity to 32 destinations in Europe and beyond, customers will have a wealth of iconic destinations to explore and an unmatched journey to enjoy across the pond,” said Delta’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning Joe Esposito.
Routes Announced From Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York
Atlanta (ATL) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
On May 9, Delta will restart service to Dusseldorf with a 3x weekly flight. This flight was previously suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atlanta (ATL) to Edinburgh (EDI)
This route hasn’t been operated since 2007, and Delta will fly to Edinburgh from Atlanta 5x weekly beginning on May 25.
Atlanta (ATL) to Stuttgart (STR)
This route was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is primarily targeted at auto manufacturers in Germany. Beginning March 26, Delta will fly this route 3x weekly, year-round.
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR)
On March 25, Delta will resume flying to London from Los Angeles, a route it hasn’t operated on since 2015, mainly because it passed the flying to partner Virgin Atlantic. Delta is back at it on its own planes for the journey across the pond.
Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG)
Like many other routes, this was suspended due to COVID-19, and Delta is bringing it back on a daily basis beginning May 8. As Delta partners with Air France, it provides an excellent opportunity for connections in Paris to other cities worldwide.
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New York (JFK) to Berlin (BER)
Delta will resume daily service to Berlin on May 25.
New York (JFK) to Geneva (GVA)
Delta will restart non-stop daily service to Geneva, Switzerland, a route it hasn’t had on its map since 1993. This route begins on April 10.
New York (JFK) to London (LGW)
This route also commences on April 10 and provides an additional daily option to the London region. As many are aware, London Heathrow (LHR) is slot restricted, and only so many flights can operate in and out of this major metropolis of an airport on a daily basis. While not as convenient, Gatwick provides an alternative with more possibilities for flights.
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO)
Delta will add a third daily flight to Rome beginning on May 25 which will last through the summer season. Rome is an incredibly popular tourist city and is a jumping-off point for many other European hotspots.
Delta is bringing back a lot of routes that were put on hold during the global pandemic, as well as adding in a few new ones to popular cities. These new routes will provide even more nonstop options for customers, and additional seats to cities in Europe as demand picks back up.
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