Delta Increases Service Between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv
Posted by Kawalpreet Wadhwa on 24 September 2015 04:03 PM
Delta Air Lines will add four weekly year-round flights between its New York-JFK hub and Tel Aviv beginning May 26, 2016. The new flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
The additional flights will complement Delta’s existing daily service to Tel Aviv for a total of 11 weekly flights between the two cities and third largest trans-Atlantic market. Delta will operate the added flights with a 291-seat, Boeing 777-200ER, which is Wi-Fi equipped so customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet.
“From next summer, Delta will offer more than 2,300 extra seats between Tel Aviv and New York, one of our largest trans-Atlantic markets, responding to customer demand for increased nonstop service,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “With 11 weekly services between the two cities and a choice of departure times, we are offering customers greater flexibility when it comes to planning their travel both to New York and throughout the U.S.”
Delta’s Tel Aviv flights feature full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access and a range of regionally inspired dining options in the Delta One cabin, with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding and Tumi amenity kits. Customers flying in Delta Comfort+ benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Main Cabin seats, as well as priority boarding. Throughout the aircraft, all passengers have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi.
Delta’s New York-JFK hub has a number of amenities for passengers, including multiple food and retail outlets. Delta One customers also have complimentary access to the Delta Sky Club, which features an open air Sky Deck terrace and specially-selected food and beverage options.
Over the past six years, Delta has invested more than $2 billion in New York City’s airports, improving the traveler experience by bringing state-of-the-art technology, award-winning chefs and exceptional customer service to a growing number of New York passengers. Delta offers more than 450 peak-day departures to more than 100 destinations worldwide from its hubs at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Delta Sky Club at JFK now offers enhanced food options, premium drink offerings, Starbucks coffee and an automated, self-service espresso machine featuring Starbucks coffee.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.
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