Delta has announced plans for an expansion in transatlantic operations next year, with a new route and increased frequencies.
The US carrier will launch daily nonstop flights between Tampa and Amsterdam Schiphol on May 23, 2019, with the outbound service departing Tampa at 2125 and landing into Amsterdam at 1245 the following day, and the return leg leaving the Dutch city at 1445, arriving back into Tampa at 1913.
Delta will also increase its routes from Los Angeles to both Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris CDG to daily from June 16 next year, with the LA to Paris service being the third route to the French capital to be operated by the carrier’s upgraded B777 aircraft featuring Delta One suites and the Delta Premium Select cabin.
In addition the US airline will add capacity on routes from New York JFK, with services to Paris and Tel Aviv moving to double daily next summer.
Delta also confirmed that its summer seasonal routes from JFK to the Azores, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Berlin are all “planned to return” in 2019.
Commenting on the news Roberto Ioriatti, Delta’s vice president – transatlantic, said:
“Delta is putting great focus on our international expansion and Europe is an important part of this. Our new Tampa Bay flight and extra capacity on other key routes from our LAX and JFK hubs offer our customers more choice and convenient connections throughout the United States and Europe in connection with our partners.”