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NEW YORK - Delta is boosting travel options for customers between Ireland and the United States, by restarting services to the Big Apple from Shannon Airport on May 2. Moreover, thanks to the $175 million extension of Delta’s Terminal 4 at New York-JFK, which opened in January this year, customers flying Delta will have an enhanced travel experience with more facilities and smoother onward connections.

While many of Delta’s domestic services at JFK have previously operated from Terminal 2, the addition of 11 more gates at Terminal 4 means the U.S. airline now operates more than 80 percent of internal flights from the international gateway, improving transfer times and convenience for customers. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Boston are among the most popular onward destinations for passengers from Ireland.

Delta has scheduled a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 164 seats on the route, which is operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France-KLM. These flights complement Delta’s year-round operations between Dublin and New York as well as the five-times weekly summer seasonal service between Dublin and Atlanta.

“The investments we have made at New York-JFK will greatly improve the customer experience by offering domestic connections within Terminal 4,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “When combined with our on-board service, including the roll-out of Wi-Fi and the wealth of entertainment options, we are confident our customers will enjoy flying Delta from Ireland to the United States this summer.”

Delta’s Shannon to New York-JFK schedule is as follows:

Flight number




Shannon at 12:45 p.m.

New York-JFK at 2:49 p.m.


New York-JFK at 11:30 p.m.

Shannon at 11:05 a.m. (next day)

Delta’s Shannon services feature forward-facing fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One (formerly BusinessElite) cabin plus Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Customers flying in Delta Comfort+, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Main Cabin seats, as well as priority boarding. Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service.

Customers wishing to book travel on Delta flights from Ireland should call: 01 6590298