U.S. airline will offer 11 nonstop flights a week
Delta Air Lines is increasing its flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport for the 2015 summer season.
According to an announcement, Delta will resume operations with a five-times weekly service from 30 March 2015, growing to daily on 2 May 2015. From 2 June 2015, additional flights will be added bringing the weekly total to 11.
During the peak summer months, Delta will offer up to 5,900 weekly seats between Greece and the United States. All services from Athens are operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France KLM and Alitalia.
“The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently confirmed the importance of tourism to the Greek economy, and Delta is proud to support this by connecting Athens to New York – one of the world’s most important travel and trade hubs,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“We hope that by increasing our frequency next year, we are able to facilitate even higher tourism and business traffic as Greece continues its economic recovery,” the airline’s senior vice president for Europe added.
According to the Association of Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), in 2013 almost 755,000 U.S. tourists visited Greece – a 35 percent increase of the previous year.
Delta’s Athens to New York-JFK schedule is as follows:
|DL263||Athens at 12:00 noon (daily)||New York-JFK at 3:45 p.m.|
|DL042||New York-JFK at 4:30 p.m. (daily)||Athens at 9:30 a.m. (next day)|
|DL216||Athens at 2:30 p.m. (Monday/ Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday)||New York-JFK at 6:25 p.m.|
|DL417||New York-JFK at 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday/ Wednesday/Friday/Sunday)||Athens at 12:45 p.m. (next day)|