Europe, Middle East, Africa flights beefed up for summer
LONDON - Operations in Delta's Europe, Middle East and Africa region are at their peak during the summer as the airline adds a number of cities to its network to meet the demand for leisure travel. For this summer, Delta has added 28 additional routes from the United States – two more than the 2014 season – to cities including Athens, Greece; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Venice, Italy.
New York-JFK is the most popular U.S. hub for Delta’s summer operations, both as a point-to-point destination and as a connecting hub. JFK is followed by Atlanta, then Detroit and Minneapolis.
“We’re capitalizing on demand for travel from the leisure market, which is around 50 percent higher during the summer vacation period,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Operating flights when customers most want to travel means we can manage capacity across Delta’s entire network by scheduling aircraft onto routes with high demand during the winter months, such as the Caribbean and Latin America, then switching to Europe during the summer.”
Delta will fly to 33 cities in 22 countries during the summer season this year. This infographic explains Delta’s Europe, Middle East and Africa network.