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Delta Airlines announces new flights to Tel Aviv and Tahiti

Delta Airlines has announced that it will launch a new flight to Tel Aviv and Tahiti.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Starting 10th May 2022, Delta Airlines will operate 3-flights-a-week between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport with the following schedule:

  • Atlanta-Tel Aviv
  • Departure time: 14:00
  • Arrival time: 09:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: DL248
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Tel Aviv-Atlanta
  • Departure time: 11:30
  • Arrival time: 17:55
  • Flight time: 13 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: DL249
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

The flights will be operated by Delta’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring 32 Delta One Suites (Business Class Suites), 48 Delta Premium Select seats (Premium Economy seats), 36 Delta Comfort seats (extra-legroom Economy Class seats) and 190 standard Main Cabin seats (Economy Class seats).

The launch of additional Tel Aviv service brings the total of weekly Delta flights to Tel Aviv to 13. The airline presently operates flights to the capital city of Israel from New York – JFK and Boston.

Brian Kemp, Governor, Georgia, said:

Delta has a long history of connecting Georgia to the world, and these two new direct flight destinations will provide our state with opportunities for continued growth with important economic partners. The state of Georgia proudly supported Delta’s priority to provide services to Tel Aviv and we look forward to delivering expanded travel options for Georgians, strengthening international ties and creating new relationships in these regions.

Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern U.S., said:

We welcome the important decision by Delta to reinstate direct flights between Atlanta and Tel Aviv, a decision long awaited by many. These direct flights will serve to further strengthen the close relations between Israel, the State of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S. and we are confident that they will have a significant and positive impact on our relations in so many fields including political, economic, academic and cultural exchanges.

Yael Golan, Consul and Director, Southern Region USA, Israel Ministry of Tourism, said:

It’s truly amazing to have Delta reinstate its Atlanta-Tel Aviv route that originally launched more than 16 years ago. With almost 250,000 visitors arriving in Israel this June alone, we’re already almost back to 2019 numbers. With this flight providing an easier travel experience for many Americans, we’re hoping to grow travel from the southern United States to new records. We appreciate Delta’s growing commitment to Israel as a destination and look forward to strengthening this partnership.

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Tahiti, French Polynesia

As of 17th December 2022, the carrier will operate 3-weekly flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Tahiti’s Fa’a’ā International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Los Angeles-Tahiti
  • Departure time: 11:10
  • Arrival time: 18:10
  • Flight time: 9 hours
  • Flight number: DL119
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Tahiti-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 20:10
  • Arrival time: 06:40 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: DL118
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Flights between Los Angeles and Tahiti will be operated by Boeing B767-300ER aircraft featuring Delta One Suites (Business Class Suites), Comfort+ seats ( extra legroom Economy Class seats) and Main Cabin seats (standard Economy Class seats).

Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports, said:

International service is recovering at LAX, and we are excited for the addition of new routes to destinations around the globe, providing our guests more vacation and travel options. We are thrilled that Delta is adding a new route to Tahiti, building their service and leveraging our shared investment in our airport facilities, including the incredible new Terminal 3 headhouse we recently opened together at LAX.

Meanwhile, Delta recently announced that it will launch a new nonstop flight between Atlanta and Cape Town.

Featured image by Delta Airlines

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