Delta launches flights to Ireland

Delta Air Lines is introducing of two more trans-Atlantic routes from its growing hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport. At 7:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, Delta jets will take off from New York-JFK for Manchester, England and Dublin/Shannon, Ireland, becoming the 16th and 17th nonstop trans-Atlantic destinations served by Delta from New York.

“Delta is New York’s airline and we are proud to again expand our leadership position as the airline that offers customers service to the most destinations across the Atlantic from JFK,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president - Network and Revenue Management.

“When combined with our plans to double the number of domestic flights offered each day from JFK by October, customers will find it easier than ever to choose to fly Delta to, from or through New York.”

As JFK’s leading airline, Delta offers nonstop service to more U.S. and international destinations than any other carrier. In total, Delta will offer customers 164 peak day flights to 69 worldwide destinations by October, including new nonstop service to nine international destinations and more than a dozen new domestic destinations beginning this summer.

Most recently, Delta inaugurated the only nonstop service offered by a U.S. carrier between New York and Budapest, Hungary and on June 1 will become the only U.S. carrier to fly between New York and Kiev, Ukraine.

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Customers on Delta’s new flights to Dublin/Shannon and Manchester will enjoy the comfort of the wide body Boeing 767-400 aircraft sold in a 285-seat, all-Economy-class configuration, though premium and elite customers will be eligible for First Class upgrades at time of departure based on their current standing in the Delta SkyMiles(R) program and fare class. Additionally, Delta will reconfigure these aircraft to include its award-winning BusinessElite(R) cabin by 2007.
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