ATHENS, April XX, 2016 – Delta Air Lines [NYSE:DAL] will restart nonstop service from Athens to New York-JFK, effective April 5, 2016. The U.S. airline, which marks its 25th anniversary of service to Greece this year,has transported more than 1.5 million passengers between Athens and the United States since its inaugural flight on November 1, 1991.
Delta’s service will resume with daily service from April 5, 2016.During the peak summer season betweenJune 17 and the end of September 2016, the airline will operate a second daily frequency on the route.The U.S. airline’s contribution to the Greek market has been recognized by Athens International Airport, which recently awarded Delta a High Distinction in the award category, “Fastest Growing Airline Seasonal Non-European Route”.
“We are proud to mark our 25th anniversary of service to Greece, which remains a popular vacation destination for our customers, with almost 148,000flying on our Athens-New York flights in 2015,”said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This summer will be offering more than 4,000 weekly seats during the peak season and are honoured to be recognised for our commitment to Greece by Athens International Airport.”
Both flights will operate using Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 aircraft, all of which areequipped with Wi-Fi so customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet. From New York-JFK customers can conveniently transfer onto more than 60 destinations, including Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.
Delta’s summer season flights to Athens are scheduled as follows:
|DL213||Athens 12:30||New York-JFK 16:28||Daily|
|DL413||New York-JFK 17:39||Athens 10:30 next day||Daily|
|DL214||Athens 14:10||New York-JFK 17:59||Daily until 6 September|
|DL414||New York-JFK 19:30||Athens 12:10 next day||Daily until 5 September|
|DL214||Athens 14:10||New York-JFK 17:59||Every Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday until end of September|
|DL414||New York-JFK 19:30||Athens 12:10 next day||Every Monday-Wednesday-Friday until end of September|
Delta’s Athens flights feature fully flat-bed seats with individual aisle access, with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts and TUMI amenity kits featuring products by MALIN + GOETZ. Customers enjoy a range of seasonal dining options in the Delta One cabin paired with wines selected exclusively for Delta by Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson.
Customers flying in Delta Comfort+, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Main Cabin seats, as well as priority boarding. Throughout the aircraft, all passengers have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi. Delta’s Athens services are operated in conjunction with joint venture partners, Air France KLM.
Customers wishing to book travel on Delta’s nonstop services to the U.S. can call Delta’s dedicated reservations team on 211-1809475, visit delta.com or see their travel agent.