Delta's steady growth in Boston continues with the addition of new twice-daily service to Miami beginning this December, marking the 52nd nonstop destination for the global airline and its partners from Boston Logan International Airport.
Delta is also expanding with new daily frequencies from Boston to sun destinations including Orlando, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as well as increasing seasonal service to New Orleans and Sarasota.
"It's been a tremendous year for Delta in Boston already, and we continue to keep climbing with new routes and frequencies, award-winning service, and industry-leading reliability that sets Delta apart," said Charlie Schewe, Delta's Director — New England Sales.
With these additions, Delta and its partners will offer more than 150 daily departures from Logan by March 2020, a 25 percent increase compared to 2019.
"Delta's new nonstop service between Boston and Miami and their new daily frequencies to the Caribbean are exciting new travel options for Boston customers seeking more sunshine during those cold winter months," said Massport Acting CEO John Pranckevicius. "We thank Delta for their continued partnership and we look forward to the additional travel opportunities this will generate for New Englanders."
Delta has doubled domestic daily departures out of Boston since 2013 and this fall will serve three additional domestic destinations — Chicago, Washington-Reagan and Newark-Liberty — while adding more frequencies in other key domestic markets, including Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Kansas City.
Delta is also deepening its global footprint from Boston with the launch of new international flights from the airline and its joint venture partners. Delta will begin seasonal Boston service to Lisbon and Edinburgh later this month as well as extend summer seasonal service to Dublin, rounding out a full slate of 18 international destinations— more than ever before — now directly accessible to Boston customers.
Delta and its partners together offer the most transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States, and next spring, Delta and Virgin Atlantic will add service to London-Gatwick, the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe, including new KLM service to Amsterdam and a new morning departure to London-Heathrow operated by Virgin Atlantic.
For Boston customers whose travel plans call for a transpacific journey instead, Korean Air recently began nonstop flights from Boston to Seoul, one of the first additions to that joint venture's network since Delta and Korean Air launched their partnership last May.
Delta offers First Class and Delta Comfort+ on every Boston flight as well as full flat-bed seats in Delta One on all Boston flights to Europe and to Los Angeles. In November 2019, Delta will introduce on all flights between Boston and London-Heathrow fully refurbished Boeing 767-400s, featuring a modern interior and all four branded seat products – including a more private Delta One experience, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin – to give customers greater choice when they travel. Delta's refreshed 764-400 aircraft will also feature the new wireless IFE system developed by Delta Flight Products with seat-back entertainment screens in every cabin and thoughtful touches like full-spectrum LED ambient lighting and memory foam cushions throughout the aircraft for added comfort.
Delta is investing in Boston in other ways, too. With Massport's partnership, Delta will assume operations at all gates at Logan's Terminal A by the third quarter of 2019, growing its airport footprint by five gates. Delta also plans to expand one of its Delta Sky Clubs by 2020, including new showers, additional seating and a reimagined food and beverage area.
Summary of Market Expansion
|Edinburgh, Scotland||May 23||New seasonal daily service|
|Lisbon, Portugal||May 23||New seasonal daily service|
|Indianapolis, Ind.||June 10||Increase from 3x to 4x daily|
|Philadelphia, Penn.||June 10||Increase from 4x to 6x daily|
|Kansas City, Mo.||September 9||Increase from 2x to 3x daily|
|Chicago O’Hare, Ill.||September 29||New daily 5x service|
|Washington Reagan, D.C.||September 29||New daily 6x service|
|Newark, N.J.||September 30||New daily 4x service|
|Philadelphia, Penn.||October 3||Increase from 6x to 7x daily|
|Miami, Fla.||December 21||New daily 2x service|
|Orlando, Fla.||December 21||Increase from 3x to 4x daily|
|Fort Myers, Fla.||December 21||Increase from 1x to 2x seasonally|
|West Palm Beach, Fla.||December 21||Increase from 1x to 2x seasonally|
|Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||December 21||Increase from weekend to daily seasonally|
|Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||January 6, 2020||Increase from 1x to 2x daily|
|New Orleans, La.||January 11, 2020||Saturday and Sunday increases seasonally|
|Sarasota, Fla.||January 11, 2020||Saturday and Sunday increases seasonally|