Delta Air Lines on Sunday, May 29, inaugurated flights between Athens and Boston Logan International Airport, the company’s third destination in Greece. Delta also flies nonstop to Atlanta and New York from the Greek capital.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our Boston inaugural this weekend, and also marking our record year of serving Athens,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president EMEAI.
It is noted that the Athens-Boston route returns following an absence of over 25 years.
Delta’s first inbound flight from Boston was fully booked while crews on the outbound service from Athens International Airport (AIA) also operated a full busy flight to the US.
“This is a milestone moment for us and the busy flights for our first operation shows the demand for travel between Greece and the US this summer,” Ferri added.
The new Athens-Boston route operates three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and connects to 21 cities across the United States.
Flight DL241 departs Athens International Airport (AIA) at 14:15, arriving at Boston at 17:55 the same day. The return flight, DL240, departs Boston at 20:10, arriving in Athens at 12:30 noon the following day (all times local).
Delta’s Athens-Boston service is operated using A330-300 aircraft featuring all four seat product experiences, including 34 Delta One Suites and 21 Delta Premium Select seats.
The new route comes just one week after Delta announced a new interline partnership with SKY Express, offering connections from the Greek islands to the US via Athens.
The agreement enables Delta customers to fly on 34 SKY express routes from the Greek Islands and Cyprus to Athens then connect onto Delta’s nonstop flights to Atlanta, Boston and New York-JFK.