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Holiday travel to San Juan is on the rise and Delta Air Lines is prepared to accommodate increased demand by upgauging the aircrafts used to serve the Atlanta-San Juan route. The route will operate one of its four daily flights with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

“From Thanksgiving through the winter season, visitors flock to Puerto Rico to experience its vibrant culture, biodiversity, gastronomy and hospitality. These flights connect those customers to the vast number of holiday festivities, which culminate with the San Sebastian Street Festival,” said Agustin Durand, Delta’s general manager – Central America and the Caribbean.”

The airline will transition to the Airbus A330-300, from Dec. 21 to Mar. 31. The 293-passenger aircraft includes 34 seats in First Class, 40 Comfort + seats, and 219 Main Cabin seats.

  • DL 559 will operate daily and will depart ATL at 9:40 am

Millions of travelers visiting San Juan each year are welcomed with an array of picturesque landscapes, breathtaking sandy beaches and exciting nightlife. Recently, the island of Puerto Rico was recognized as the number one destination in The New York Times’ influential “Places to Go List” 2019.

“We are proud to be part of that movement saying: Puerto Rico is open for business. Delta has served San Juan for 66 years, making it the market with the longest uninterrupted service in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are pleased to offer business and leisure customers the best in operational reliability and customer service,” said Durand.

Delta continues to support Puerto Rico’s local economy by bringing people together to promote the unique attractions the island has to offer. Recently, the airline’s employees earned $726,000 in profit-sharing and were compensated for 1,000 hours of volunteer work. This year the airline sponsors Saborea Puerto Rico for the fifth year, an annual event that showcases the island’s culinary talent. In 2018, Delta transported more than 750,000 people to and from Puerto Rico.

This article has been updated.