Delta Air Lines has announced an expansion of its schedules, increasing capacity and flight operations on many routes for the coming winter season. Among these announcements, Delta Air Lines included additional flights to destinations in Latin America & the Caribbean, such as Aruba (AUA), Cancun (CUN), San José (SJO), and more.
Adding new flights to Delta’s schedule
The US carrier has announced a 15% increase in the number of seats offered throughout its leisure schedule to Latin America and the Caribbean. By doing so, Delta is giving customers “more time to explore exciting tropical destinations,” departing from the airline’s hubs in Atlanta Hartfield-Jackson (ATL), Detroit (DTW), New York JFK, and Minneapolis (MSP). Delta will operate more than 150 peak-day flights to 44 Latin American destinations at its peak.
The extended schedule will become available on May 20 and operate between January 8 and April 7, 2024. These are the changes announced by Delta Air Lines:
- Second daily Atlanta-Aruba flight, operating on the Boeing 757s
- Seventh daily Atlanta-Cancun flight, operating on the Boeing 737-900ERs
- Second daily Atlanta-Grand Cayman trip, operating on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on Boeing 737-800s.
- Second daily Atlanta-Liberia trip, operating on 757s
- Fourth daily Atlanta-Montego Bay trip, operating on 737-800s
- Fourth daily Atlanta-Nassau trip, operating on 737-800s
- Second daily Atlanta-Puerto Vallarta trip, operating on 737-800s
- Second daily Atlanta-San José, operating on 757s
- Fifth daily Atlanta-San Juan, operating on 757s
- Fourth daily Detroit-Cancun, operating daily on 737-900ERs
- Second daily JFK-Nassau, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on 737-900ERs
- Second daily JFK-Punta Cana operating on 737-900ERs
- Fifth daily Minneapolis-Cancun operating on 737-900ERs
- Second daily Minneapolis-Puerto Vallarta operating on 737-900ERs
- Second daily Minneapolis-San José del Cabo operating on 737-800s.
By doing this, “Delta continues to solidify its position as the number one carrier to Latin America, introducing a host of new routes and expanding on its existing services,” the airline said in a statement.
New seasonal routes
Additionally, Delta Air Lines is launching several new seasonal routes to popular winter destinations from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP).
Starting on December 16, and going to March 31, Delta will operate flights from Los Anglees to Vail operating daily on a two-class regional jet. On that same day, and running to January 7 daily, Delta will operate services to Jackson Hole (JAC). Then from January 8 to March 31, it will run only on Saturdays.
Finally, from Minneapolis, Delta will service Jackson Hole on Saturdays only from December 16 to April 7 on an Airbus A319.
Delta in the news
This week, Delta Air Lines was in the news after rolling out a new platform for content. Delta Sync Exclusives will offer streaming services to all passengers regardless of seating class, including Paramount+ on select domestic flights, sports, news, access to New York Times games, and more.
The airline was also linked in reports saying it is considering a new Airbus widebody order, which could possibly include Airbus A350s and Airbus A330neos.
Source : Simple Flying