Delta is launching a seasonal June to October route from New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) in Sweden in 2022, just in time for what’s expected to be a busy tourist season.
The flight to Stockholm is a traditional European red-eye flight, while the return back to the U.S. leaves mid-morning, arriving in the U.S. the same day.
- Depart New York 7:30 p.m. — Arrive Stockholm 9:30 a.m. (+1)
- Depart Stockholm 11:30 a.m. — Arrive New York 2:10 p.m.
Delta will use its international workhorse, the Boeing 767-300, for this flight. You can expect these seats onboard:
- 26 Delta One seats (flat-bed, business class)
- 18 Premium Select seats (traditional recliner, premium economy)
- 172 economy class seats
This is a fairly premium heavy configuration for this route, combined with the other flights serving the same city pair, so it’s likely this may be a particularly good route for upgrades, though only time will tell how this particular route sells.
The last time this route was operated was in 2017, but it was suspended shortly thereafter. With the 2022 international travel season picking back up, Delta is trying to capitalize on tourists wanting to visit northern Europe.
Delta’s new service to Stockholm isn’t new — there are several other airlines flying from the U.S. to Stockholm:
- Finnair flies from Stockholm to Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and New York (JFK)
- SAS flies from Stockholm to Chicago (ORD), Miami (MIA), and Newark (EWR)
- United flies from Stockholm to Newark (EWR) starting in May 2022
With Delta’s new addition, each of the major 3 airline alliances will all operate from Stockholm to the New York City-area nonstop.
Delta uses a dynamic system when redeeming SkyMiles, and a one-way ticket on first glance appears to be over 200,000 SkyMiles one-way in business class, or over 50,000 in economy class. You can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points or Marriott Bonvoy points to Delta SkyMiles, allowing you to redeem to fly this particular flight.
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It’s always nice to see an airline announce a new international route, and Delta is one of the leading U.S.-based carriers to offer a wide array of international service, especially into smaller secondary markets such as Stockholm. It will face steep competition from other carriers into Stockholm, but with the 2022 tourist season shaping up to be very strong, it’s hopeful the route will be profitable and last for several years to come.
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