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Delta To Restart Nonstop Service Between Detroit and Rome

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Delta Air Lines will be relaunching its nonstop service from its Detroit (DTW) hub to Rome (FCO).

The route will restart on March 25, 2023, just in time for next year’s summer season.

Here’s what you need to know about Detroit’s exciting new route that has been temporarily shelved since the pandemic took hold in March 2020.

Nonstop From Detroit to Rome

Not only is this welcome news for residents of Metro Detroit, but it’s also great for passengers across the Midwest who can reach the Italian capital — and its incredible cuisine and ancient sights — with just 1 stop. And, considering the chaos that unfolded at SkyTeam hubs across Europe (especially in Amsterdam) this summer, this flight should help relieve some of the stress placed on those airports for next summer.

The 9-hour flight will operate once daily on a seasonal basis according to the following schedule:

  • Depart Detroit (DTW) 7:30 p.m. — Arrive Rome (FCO) 10:30 (+1) 
  • Depart Rome (FCO) 12:30 p.m. — Arrive Detroit (DTW) 5 p.m. 

Map of Delta's new route from Detroit to Rome
Map of Delta’s new route from Detroit to Rome. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

The route will be operated by the Airbus A330-200 — Delta’s smallest capacity long-haul aircraft. This is hardly surprising considering that a larger plane would probably not be needed on a route that mostly serves leisure passengers.

The jets also feature the older reverse-herringbone Delta One seats rather than the enclosed suites that are featured on the airline’s Airbus A330-900neo and A350-900 aircraft.

You’ll find 34 lie-flat beds in Delta One in a 1-2-1 configuration, 32 standard Comfort+ seats in a 2-4-2 configuration, and down the back, you’ll find 168 regular seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. Some of these aircraft have been retrofitted with the carrier’s Premium Select product, though at this point it’s hard to say which version of the aircraft will operate the route.

If you’re considering making the most of Delta’s new nonstop service to Italy from Detroit, you may want to consider using points for your booking as even the cheapest economy fares are currently clocking in at around $1,000 round-trip.

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You’ll basically be paying a premium for the nonstop service, as you can save almost $300 by flying with a stop in a European hub like Frankfurt (FRA) or Paris (CDG).

Delta’s European Network From Detroit

Rome (FCO) joins Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), Munich (MUC), and Paris (CDG) as Delta’s sixth nonstop service to Europe from Detroit (DTW).

Amman, Jordan (AMM) is the only other city in an easterly direction with nonstop service from Detroit. That route is served by Royal Jordanian.

Final Thoughts

Delta is relaunching its nonstop service from Detroit (DTW) to Rome (FCO). If next summer is anything like this summer, passengers should be thrilled to have more options for flying to one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

From March 25, 2023, all that will stand between Detroiters and all the delights of the Italian capital is a 9-hour hop across the Atlantic.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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