Delta Air Lines will launch daily, year-round service from New York JFK to Zurich Airport and is planning to increase its service frequency from...

Delta Air Lines will launch daily, year-round service from New York JFK to Zurich Airport and is planning to increase its service frequency from JFK to Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport.

The carrier’s new New York JFK-Zurich service will begin on June 16 and during the summer will complement Delta’s existing seasonal service to Zurich from Atlanta.


On September 4, 2013, Delta Air Lines announced an order for 10 General Electric CF6-80E-powered Airbus A330-300s, to add to 32 A330s the airline already had in service

On September 4, 2013, Delta Air Lines announced an order for 10 General Electric CF6-80E-powered Airbus A330-300s, to add to 32 A330s the airline already had in service

 

Delta Air Lines will operate the New York JFK-Zurich route using Boeing 767-300ER widebodies, each featuring full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in the BusinessElite cabin.

“As the primary business market on the trans-Atlantic, demand continues to increase for more nonstop flights from New York to European destinations,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president – New York.

“Zurich ranks fourth in terms of business traffic from New York, and our additional service will build on the commercial, tourism and community links between these two cities,” added Grimmett.

The airline will operate its additional New York JFK-Rome flight daily from April to October using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Delta will also operate the additional flight five times a week in November, December and March, using Boeing 767-300ERs.

Atlanta-headquartered Delta Air Lines will operate the additional New York JFK-Rome flight in conjunction with Alitalia, one of the partners in the Skyteam Alliance-based transatlantic joint venture along with Air France, KLM and Delta itself.

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 N805NW rotates upon departure from Barcelona's El Prat International Airport

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 N805NW rotates upon departure from Barcelona’s El Prat International Airport

 

Delta’s schedule for its new New York JFK-Zurich service will see flight DL407 departing JFK at 7:42 p.m. daily from June 16 and landing at Zurich Airport (IATA code ZRH) at 9:50 a.m. the next day, local time.

In the other direction, flight DL207 will leave ZRH at 1:30 p.m. daily from June 17 and reach JFK at 4:50 p.m. the same day, local time.

From April, the airline’s schedule for its new non-stop service between New York JFK and Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) calls for flight DL444 to push back from the gate at JFK at 8:12 p.m. and touch down at FCO at 10:50 a.m. the next day, local time.

In the other direction, flight DL245 will begin taxiing at FCO at 12:50 p.m. and get to JFK at 4:46 p.m. the same day, local time.

Effective this winter, Delta and its joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia are also expanding service to Paris Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Among the many aircraft in Delta Air Lines' long-haul fleet are 21 Airbus A330-300s and 11 A330-200s. Not a traditional Airbus customer, Delta inherited the aircraft from Northwest Airlines when the two carriers merged under the Delta name

Among the many aircraft in Delta Air Lines’ long-haul fleet are 21 Airbus A330-300s and 11 A330-200s. Not a traditional Airbus customer, Delta inherited the aircraft from Northwest Airlines when the two carriers merged under the Delta name

 

From Atlanta, the transatlantic joint venture will offer an additional daily non-stop service to each of the two European cities, for a total of four daily flights to both Amsterdam and Paris.

The additional non-stop service between Atlanta and Paris will be operated by Delta. The schedule for the service will see flight DL084 depart ATL at 11:22 p.m. daily and land at CDG at 2:00 p.m. the next day, local time.

In the other direction, the new flight DL085 will leave CDG at 8:20 a.m. daily and touch down at ATL at 12:30 p.m. the same day, local time

The additional Atlanta-Amsterdam non-stop will be operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The schedule for the new Atlanta-Amsterdam flight will see flight KL624 depart ATL daily at 3:35 p.m. and arrive at AMS at 5:45 a.m. the next day, local time.

In the other direction, flight KL623 will leave AMS at 9:15 a.m. daily and get to ATL at 1:00 p.m. the same day, local time.

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