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Delta Airlines plans to operate 73 daily flights to 25 destinations in Europe in Summer 2022

Delta Airlines has announced that it will operate 73 daily flights to 25 destinations in Europe in Summer 2022. The airline will also offer more premium seats as compared to Summer 2021.

Transatlantic schedule

Delta states that it will be the largest transatlantic carrier from New York-JFK and Boston as the airline’s Summer 2022 schedule will jump 90% in additional capacity as compared with Summer 2021. In total, Delta plans to operate up to 73 daily flights to 25 destinations from 10 U.S. cities.

Next summer, Delta will resume service to 6 transatlantic destinations. These are:

  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Edinburgh
  • Munich
  • Prague
  • Zurich

Including Delta’s partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic, passengers will have multiple options to begin their travels with a total of 21 U.S. cities. Delta passengers can also connect to 186 other destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

More transatlantic flights

Delta will add flights to major cities across the Atlantic over the next several months. This will include more frequencies, resumption of routes and upgraded aircraft.

From New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Delta will operate up to 29 daily flights to 23 trans-Atlantic destinations in summer 2022, including restarting pre-COVID service to the following markets:

  • Daily flight to Zurich operated by a Boeing B767-400 on 6th February 2022
  • 5-weekly flights to Brussels operated by a Boeing B767-300 on 26th March 2022
  • 5-weekly flights to Edinburgh operated by a Boeing B767-300 on 1st May 2022
  • 5-weekly flights to Copenhagen operated by a Boeing B767-300 on 26th May 2022
  • Daily flight to Prague operated by a Boeing B767-300 on 26th May 2022

In addition to these flights, Delta will:

  • Add extra flights to Amsterdam, London, Milan and Rome – all operating twice-daily in summer 2022
  • Resume nonstop flight to Frankfurt (route last operated in March 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic began) on 13th December 2021, which will operate daily in summer 2022
  • Upgrade Dublin and Lisbon service to Airbus A330-300 and Boeing B767-300

From Boston Logan International Airport, Delta will operate up to 10 daily flights to nine trans-Atlantic destinations, offering nearly 5,000 more seats each week compared with summer 2019, including:

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From Atlanta, Delta will operate up 18 daily flights to 14 trans-Atlantic destinations, including:

  • Restarting service to Munich on 13th December 2021, which will operate daily in Summer 2022
  • Resuming nonstop service to Milan on 1st May 2022 (route was last operated in summer 2019)
  • Increasing service to Amsterdam to 3-times-a-day, London and Rome to twice-daily
  • Upgrading Dublin service to Airbus A330-300
  • Recently launched service to Athens will return on 1st May 2022, with upgraded Airbus A330-300

Additionally, the Atlanta-based carrier will resume flights between Portland and Amsterdam on 3rd May 2022, between Cincinnati and Paris on 2nd August 2022 & between Raleigh-Durham and Paris on 3rd August 2022.

More Premium seats

Delta states that as international travel gradually returned in 2021, Delta took advantage of the recovery to upgrade and outfit its Airbus A330 and Boeing B767-300 fleet with the Delta Premium Select cabin, which was previously focused in long-haul trans-Pacific markets. Both aircraft types will also receive additional upgrades like refreshed lavatories and new LED cabin lighting.

By next summer, with this cabin retrofit, every flight to Europe will offer a consistent onboard experience with a choice of 4 cabin classes – Delta One (Business Class), Delta Premium Select (Premium Economy), Delta Comfort+ (Extra-legroom Economy) and Main Cabin (Economy).

Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Delta Airlines, said:

We’re focused on bringing back the routes and destinations our customers love, so they enjoy easy, convenient access to a comprehensive, far-reaching network throughout Europe and its neighboring regions. With the lifting of restrictions to the U.S. and abroad, plus growing vaccination rates and tremendous pent-up demand, travel to Europe is expected to surge next summer – and Delta customers are assured to enjoy every moment from curb to claim.

Meanwhile, Delta recently announced that it will launch flights to Panama from New York, Los Angeles and Orlando.

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