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Summer in Europe: Delta to fly largest-ever trans-Atlantic schedule

Delta Air Lines launches new service to Naples and adds routes to Ireland, Zurich and more. The flight to Auckland, New Zealand from LAX also extends to year-round.

Following a record-setting summer across the Atlantic, Delta customers can look forward to even more opportunities to explore sought-after locations across the globe next year. From hubs across the U.S., fliers can choose from the history-rich city of Naples, Italy; the lush, green landscape of Shannon, Ireland; the picturesque scenery of Zurich, Switzerland; and many more memorable destinations.

“There’s never been a better time to explore Europe on Delta,” said Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning, “and customers looking ahead to summer adventures abroad will find plenty of inspiring options – coupled with the premium services and amenities we know Delta customers anticipate and enjoy.”  


Delta is the largest carrier to Europe, Africa and the Middle East from its JFK hub and will operate nearly 260 weekly flights next summer to 18 countries and 29 destinations throughout the region.

For the first time, Delta will connect customers with nonstop service from JFK to the ancient city of Naples, Italy – the gateway to the Amalfi coast and popular sites like Mount Vesuvius. Delta’s new daily service to Naples — beginning May 23, 2024 — complements the airline’s existing service to Milan, Venice and Rome.

Delta will also return to Shannon, Ireland, from JFK, beginning May 23, 2024. Last operated in 2019, this nonstop service joins Delta’s existing flying to Dublin, including newly announced service to the Irish capital from Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

With the addition of this route, which will operate five times a week starting May 9, 2024, Delta will offer seasonal service to the Emerald Isle from three of its U.S. hubs – Atlanta, Boston and Minneapolis – in addition to year-round service from New York-JFK.

Rounding out Delta’s new trans-Atlantic offerings from JFK next summer is a nonstop flight to Munich, which will operate three times a week beginning April 9, 2024.

One other fun fact? Delta is the only carrier to offer a morning departure from JFK to Paris.


For Delta customers looking to see Switzerland, Delta will again offer a nonstop flight from Atlanta to Zurich four times weekly beginning May 31, 2024, adding to the nearly 180 weekly flights to 21 destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East from the airline’s hometown hub.

Scenic view of Zurich, Switzerland

Delta customers can also look for even more flights from Atlanta to Paris and Venice this summer, as the airline increases its weekly flights to both top destinations.


Meanwhile, on the U.S. west coast, Delta’s nonstop, daily flight from LAX to Auckland, New Zealand, which begins Oct. 28, 2023, will extend to year-round service, operating daily from November to March and three times weekly from April to October. Delta will also increase service from LAX to Sydney, Australia, to twice-daily beginning this December.

Following winter service to Shanghai from Seattle and Detroit, Delta will also resume a four-times-weekly, year-round service to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport from its Los Angeles hub starting March 31, 2024. This previously operated route will allow Delta customers to conveniently connect to many other cities in China via the airline’s partnership with China Eastern Airlines.

Beginning October 29, the airline will operate daily flights from SEA and three-times-weekly service from DTW to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Delta serves 13 international cities from LAX, including Paris, London, Tokyo-Haneda and Sydney – and from a newly completed Delta Sky Way at LAX.

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports have unveiled the final major phase of the years-long, $2.3 billion Delta Sky Way at LAX project.


Delta customers can also look for even more flights to some of their top destinations next summer, including additional flights to Paris from Cincinnati and Detroit; to Barcelona from JFK; to Reykjavik from Detroit; and to Athens from Boston.

The latest lineup bolsters Delta’s nonstop connections from its Atlanta hub to cities in the U.S. West. The airline will also launch a new Dallas-Seattle route and resume some additional flying from Salt Lake City and Detroit.


On most trans-oceanic flights, customers have a choice of four experiences: Delta One or Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. Some trans-Atlantic flights, including Detroit-Reykjavik, will offer Delta Premium Select in place of Delta One/Delta One Suites.

Customers flying in Delta Premium Select will have more space to relax and stretch out, with a wider seat, deeper recline, an adjustable footrest and leg rest on most flights, and an elevated dining experience, premium hand-crafted amenities and dedicated service touchpoints to further elevate their journey.

Meanwhile, Delta One customers can stretch out in a lie-flat seat and enjoy premium amenities like artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, plush bedding made from recycled materials, more beverage options before take-off and a seasonal chef-curated four-course meal.

Customers can also look forward to an extensive food and beverage program that includes thoughtfully curated menu options, such as specialty snacks and premium beer, wine and spirit choices. All customers can enjoy a wide selection of in-flight entertainment options, with complimentary access to 1,000+ hours of content on Delta Studio.

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