Delta Air Lines announced that it has expanded its flight schedule for transatlantic air travel in 2022. With plans to operate up to 73 flights per day across 25 destinations, the airline, which is one of the major carriers of the United States, is focused on restoring services across various European destinations.
The company forecasts that, in comparison to the previous summer season of 2021, its transatlantic flight schedule will increase by 90% during summer 2022.
“With the lifting of restrictions to the U.S. and abroad, plus growing vaccination rates and tremendous pent-up demand, travel to Europe is expected to surge next summer,” Joe Esposito, senior vice president of Delta Air Lines, said in the company’s statement dated November 8, 2021.
During summer 2022, Delta Air Lines’ updated schedule will include a total of 29 daily flights across 23 transatlantic routes from the airline’s base at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The schedule will also offer a regular daily service connecting New York (JFK) and Zurich (ZRH), starting from February 6, 2021, as well as five-times weekly services to Brussels (BRU), Edinburgh (EDI), and Copenhagen (CPH) starting March 26, May 1 and May 26, 2021, respectively.
From the end of May 2021, the carrier also plans to restore its daily New York-Prague (PRG) route. During the upcoming summer season of 2021, Delta Air Lines will add extra twice-daily flights to Amsterdam, London, Milan, and Rome, and resume its non-stop service to Frankfurt.
Meanwhile, Delta also aims to recover previous European routes and add new ones from its hub at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) with up to 10 daily services across nine transatlantic destinations.
Beginning May 30, 2022, the airline is set to expand its network of transatlantic services by launching two new routes connecting Boston-Athens and Boston-Tel Aviv with its Airbus A330-300 and A330-900 wide-body jets.
In May 2022, Delta will also resume its five-times weekly flights to Edinburgh and its once-daily flight to Rome.
From its hub at Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Delta plans to operate up to 18 daily flights to 14 destinations across the Atlantic. This includes the renewed daily service to Munich and Athens, a non-stop daily service to Milan, three-times daily flights to Amsterdam alongside twice-daily operations to London and Rome.
Esposito added: “We’re focused on bringing back the routes and destinations our customers love, so they enjoy easy, convenient access to a comprehensive, far-reaching network throughout Europe and its neighboring regions.”