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Delta will restore 8 transatlantic routes next summer as it continues to rebuild its network after the pandemic – see full list

  • Delta is relaunching eight tracks next summer, four of which have been suspended due to the pandemic.
  • The other four years are in the pipeline, including flights between New York and Geneva that haven’t flown since 1993.
  • The flights will complete two entirely new Delta routes to Tahiti and Cape Town from December.

Delta Air Lines is opening up another set of long-haul routes as it continues to revive its transatlantic network.

The Atlanta-based carrier announced Friday that eight transatlantic routes will return to its network next summer, including one that hasn’t flown since 1993.

The update focuses on three major Delta cities, including Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York, and will increase total carrier seats offered by 8% compared to summer 2022.

“With approximately 620 weekly flights and connectivity to 32 destinations in Europe and beyond, customers will have a wealth of popular destinations to explore and an unparalleled journey to enjoy across the pond,” said Joe Esposito, Delta Senior Vice President of Network Planning. press release.

Specifically, the airline will re-launch three routes from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Geneva, Switzerland; London Gatwick Airport; and Berlin, Germany.

While Delta’s return to Berlin is part of its plan to revive roads lost during the pandemic, service to both London Gatwick and Geneva is in the pipeline, according to the company. The last time the airline flew to Geneva was in 1993 and its last departure from London Gatwick was in 2012.

Delta’s return to London Gatwick is especially special because it was actually the first ever transatlantic flight in more than 40 years, which flew a Lockheed L-1011 from Atlanta in 1978, according to a Delta Insider spokesperson.

According to Delta, its summer 2023 transatlantic schedule from New York-JFK will be the largest in its history with more than 220 weekly flights to 26 cities.

In addition to New York-JFK, the airline is restarting three other pre-pandemic routes, including between Atlanta and the German cities of Dusseldorf and Stuttgart, and between Los Angeles and Paris.

There are two other long-awaited routes, including between Atlanta, Edinburgh, Los Angeles and London Heathrow, which last operated in 2007 and 2015 respectively. Six of the eight routes will be operated by a Boeing 767, while the Paris and London Heathrow flights will use the A330-900neo.

The latest expansion complements the airline’s winter flight schedule for 2022. In July, the airline announced two entirely new long-haul routes between Atlanta and Cape Town, Los Angeles and Tahiti, both of which begin December 17.

On the same day, Delta unveiled the new SkyClub at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the only airport lounge operated by a US airline.

The opening of the SkyClub came as tourists were slowly allowed back into Japan after more than two years of restrictions. At the time, tourists could only visit the guided tour, but, on Thursday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that tourists could enjoy independent travel to Japan from October 11.

Currently, Delta operates two routes to Tokyo from Detroit, one to Haneda Airport and one to Narita International Airport. The airline also flies one way to Haneda from Atlanta and Seattle, according to Cirium data.

Here’s a closer look at the company’s eight relaunch tracks in summer 2023.

Between New York and Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland.

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Delta will begin flights between New York and Geneva on April 10 with a Boeing 767-400. The company will compete with Swiss International Airlines.

Between New York and London Gatwick

London Tower

View of the Tower of London from the Thames.

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Delta will begin flights between New York and London Gatwick on April 10 with a Boeing 767-300ER. The company will compete with British Airways, JetBlue Airways and newcomer Norse Atlantic Airways.

Between New York and Berlin

July 15, 2022, Berlin: The TV tower (left) and the city palace with Humboldt Forum are mirrored in the car roof.  In the foreground is the monument to Albrecht Tha'ir (1752-1828).  The foundation stone of the new building with the three baroque facades of the Old Berlin Palace was laid on June 12, 2013. The Humboldt Forum opened on December 16, 2020.  Photo: Soeren Stache / dpa (Photo by Soeren Stache / picture alliance via Getty Images)

Berlin City Palace.

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Delta will begin flights between New York and Berlin on May 25 with a Boeing 767-300ER. It will compete with the airline Norse Atlantic Airways.

Between Atlanta and Dusseldorf

High angle view of boats sailing the Rhine opposite the Rheinturm at sunset

Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Delta will begin three weekly flights between Atlanta and Dusseldorf on May 9 with a Boeing 767-300ER. The carrier will have no competitors.

Between Atlanta and Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Delta will begin five-weekly flights between Atlanta and Edinburgh on May 25 with a Boeing 767-300ER. The carrier will have no competitors.

Between Atlanta and Stuttgart

Presentation on Stuttgart with the Stiftskirche (church).

Stuttgart, Germany.

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Delta will begin five-weekly flights between Atlanta and Stuttgart on May 26 with a Boeing 767-300ER. The carrier will have no competitors.

Between Los Angeles and Paris

Paris skyline

Paris skyline at sunset.

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Delta will begin five-times weekly flights between Los Angeles and Paris on May 8 using the Airbus A330-900neo. The company will compete with Air France and Air Tahiti Nui.

Between Los Angeles and London Heathrow

London Big Ben and traffic on Westminster Bridge - Stock Photo

London Big Ben and traffic on Westminster Bridge – Stock Photo

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Delta will begin five-times weekly flights between Los Angeles and London Heathrow on May 25 using an Airbus A330-900neo. The company will compete with American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.


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