Transfers to domestic U.S. destinations now accessible from same terminal at JFK
Delta Air Lines will boost travel options for customers between Greece and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Monday, March 30, by restarting services to the Big Apple from Athens International Airport. Customers with onward connections will benefit from smoother transfers to a number of U.S. destinations via the newly extended Terminal 4 at Delta’s JFK hub.
Following the $175 million extension of Delta’s Terminal 4 at New York-JFK, which opened in January this year, customers flying to destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Boston will benefit from same-terminal transfers, increasing convenience and improving connection times.
This year Delta is increasing its operations between Athens and New York, with up to five additional weekly flights in 2015 compared to 2014. 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 investments we have made at New York-JFK will greatly improve the customer experience by offering domestic connections within Terminal 4,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“When combined with our on-board service, including the roll-out of wi-fi and the wealth of entertainment options, we look forward to welcoming passengers on our improved and expanded service between Greece and the United States this summer.”
Delta’s Athens to New York-JFK schedule will begin five times weekly from March 30 increasing to a daily operation from May 2. An additional flight will then be added five times a week from June 2, bringing the number of weekly services to 12 in the peak summer months.
Delta’s Athens services are operated using Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration in the Delta One (formerly Business Elite) cabin.