Delta is celebrating 25 years of service to the cities of Milan and Rome. The inaugural nonstop flights touched down from New York on Nov. 1, 1991. Since then the airline, which has grown its network between Italy and North America, has carried over 13.5 million passengers between Italy and United States.
“Our on-board product has developed enormously from when we started in 1991 adding entertainment, Wi-Fi and fully flat-bed seats but we still offer the same levels of customer service that have made us the favourite U.S. airline serving Italy,” said Patrizia Ribaga, Delta's Sales Manager - Italy. “Strong air links to the U.S. - such as Delta’s - are key to realizing benefits for the Italian economy in terms of exporting Italian goods to the U.S. as well as supporting inbound tourism to Italy.”
25 years to Italy
Here’s an overview of Delta’s Milan and Rome operations in numbers:
- 5 – most popular final destinations for customers flying from Milan: New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles
- 5 – most popular final destinations for customers flying from Rome: New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Cancun and San Francisco
- Over 4 million – passengers carried over the past 25 years between Milan the U.S.
- Over 7 million – passengers carried over the past 25 years between Rome the U.S.
- 200 – convenient same-day connecting destinations via New York-JFK, Atlanta and Detroit.
Customers travelling in the Delta One business class cabin will enjoy fully flat-bed seats and a range of seasonal dining options accompanied by wines selected exclusively for Delta by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. The airline’s focus on partnering with premium brands extends to providing business class guests with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts and TUMI amenity kits featuring products by Kiehl’s Since 1851.
Customers flying in Delta Comfort+ benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Main Cabin seats, as well as priority boarding. Throughout the aircraft, all passengers have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi so customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet.