Delta launched service between Boston and Lisbon as the trans-Atlantic travel season heats up
Summer has arrived on the trans-Atlantic, and this week Delta hosted a number of inaugural flights to popular European destinations. As Delta continues to build its network in Boston, two new nonstop services launched to Edinburgh, Scotland, and Lisbon, Portugal. These were joined by Delta's first nonstop trans-Atlantic route from Tampa, a flight to Amsterdam.
The new routes come as Delta continues to focus on Boston. Delta now offers 12 daily flights to seven destinations in Europe this summer. Next year, both Boston and New York-JFK will gain additional service to London with new flights to Gatwick in partnership with Virgin Atlantic.
"These new services continue our mission to connect the world, enabling more people to reach more cities around the globe," said Roberto Ioriatti, Delta's Vice President-Transatlantic. "Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Lisbon are thriving markets for Delta and now even more customers will be able to visit their favorite European destination nonstop from the U.S."
In addition to these new routes, Delta is also re-starting service to six other European destinations in time for the Memorial Day weekend, including Copenhagen, Glasgow and the Azores from New York-JFK, plus Reykjavik, Iceland, from Minneapolis.
In total, Delta will offer up to 92 daily flights this summer from the United States to 31 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in conjunction with its joint venture partners Air France, KLM, Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic. This month, Delta, Air France and KLM are also marking 10 years of their successful trans-Atlantic. Over the past decade, the airlines have increased the number of flight options between Europe and North America and aligned many of their services to the benefit of customers, such as lounge access and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.
All of Delta's international widebody fleet are equipped with Gogo Ku Wi-Fi connectivity and customers will have access to free mobile messaging while on board through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. There are also flat-bed seats in the Delta One business class cabin plus regional cuisine paired with wines selected exclusively for Delta. The airline has also recently upgraded its Main Cabin meal service to provide a restaurant-style dining experience in the sky complete with menu card and full drinks selection.