In addition to boosting the frequencies of existing Trans-Atlantic flights, Delta Air Lines will be expanding its Trans-Atlantic network next summer with several new routes from the United States.
Following the launch of the carrier's Orlando-Amsterdam service in the earlier part of this year, Delta will be launching its first direct flight from Tampa Bay to Amsterdam on May 23, 2019. This year-round service is essentially Delta's eleventh Amsterdam route from the United States. Flight DL76 will depart Tampa Bay at 21:25 and arrive in Amsterdam at 12:45 the next day. Flight DL77 will depart Amsterdam at 14:45 and arrive in Tampa Bay at 19:13.
At this time, Delta has not revealed which other new Trans-Atlantic routes the carrier is looking to launch for summer 2019.
Delta will also be upping its Los Angeles-Amsterdam, Los Angeles-Paris Charles de Gaulle, New York JFK-Paris Charles de Gaulle, and New York JFK-Tel Aviv service for summer 2019. The increased flights to Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle originating out of Los Angeles will go into effect on June 16, 2019. These will be offered daily.
The added Los Angeles-Amsterdam service comprises flight DL78 and DL79. Flight DL78 will depart Los Angeles at 19:00 and arrive in Amsterdam at 14:55 the next day. Flight DL79 will depart Amsterdam at 15:40 and arrive in Los Angeles at 18:25.
As for the Los Angeles-Paris Charles de Gaulle service, flight DL156 will depart Los Angeles at 12:00 and arrive in Paris at 07:55 the next day. Flight DL157 will depart Paris at 15:15 and arrive in Los Angeles at 18:25. This added Los Angeles-Paris Charles de Gaulle service will be the third route to the French capital to be operated using Delta's upgraded Boeing 777 aircraft that features Delta One suites as well as Delta Premium Select.
As mentioned, Delta will also be offering a second daily nonstop flight from New York JFK to both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tel Aviv, Israel. The added New York JFK-Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York JFK-Tel Aviv service will be operated on the A330-300 aircraft. Those looking to fly in style can look forward to the flat-bed seats in the Delta One Business Class cabin. On the other hand, those in Main Cabin can look forward to Delta's recently upgraded Main Cabin meal service featuring restaurant-style dining experience.
Including flights operated with Delta's joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia, the additional New York JFK-Paris Charles de Gaulle flight brings the total number of flights available to customers to 7 a day. Flight DL264 will depart New York JFK at 20:15 and arrive in Paris at 09:45 the following day. Flight DL265 will depart Paris at 12:00 and arrive in New York JFK at 14:32.
Delta's second daily New York JFK-Tel Aviv service complements the existing flight. The added flight DL467 is scheduled to depart Tel Aviv at 11:35 in day time, complementing the existing night-time departure to offer travelers more flight options. This flight will arrive in New York JFK at 16:50. Flight DL466 will depart New York JFK at 15:35 and arrive in Tel Aviv at 09:35 the following day.
On a side note, the carrier's 2018 summer seasonal Trans-Atlantic flights originating out of its New York JFK hub is poised to return next summer as well, including the only US carrier direct service connecting New York JFK to the Azores, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Berlin. Delta's international expansion comes just as it intends to hire 1,000 new flight attendants for 2019.