Delta Increases Summer Flights from Italy to the United States

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The FINANCIAL — Delta Air Lines is further increasing travel options for customers flying between Italy and the United States this summer.  The U.S. airline will be restarting numerous seasonal services throughout May and June 2015, responding to a higher demand for travel to and from Italy during the peak summer travel period. 

Flights will operate from four Italian cities – Rome, Milan, Pisa and Venice – to Delta’s hubs in New York, Atlanta and Detroit, according to Delta Air Lines.

“Italy is a key market for Delta and by boosting our network to eight peak-day flights from four Italian cities this summer, we’re giving customers more options to suit their travel needs,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The United States ranks highest in terms of long-haul visitor numbers to Italy, of which the majority want to travel between May and October.  By offering up to 30,092 weekly seats over this period, we’re supporting the local economy by making it easier for customers to fly to this beautiful country.”

Expanded service at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome

In addition to restarting its seasonal service to Detroit Metropolitan-Wayne County Airport on May 2, 2015, Delta will launch a second frequency to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, effective May 23.  The extra services complement Delta’s existing daily flights to Atlanta and New York-JFK, and take the total number of weekly seats on offer between Rome and the U.S. to over 14,000.

The seasonal flight from Rome to Detroit will operate daily using a Boeing 767-400 and the second Atlanta flight will operate up to six times weekly using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

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Seasonal flights return to Venice and Pisa

Delta will restart a daily nonstop flight between Venice Marco Polo Airport and its Atlanta hub, effective June 2 using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The flight complements the existing daily New York-JFK service that was restarted at the end of March, meaning that Delta will operate two daily flights to the U.S. from Venice during the summer.

From Pisa, Delta will operate nonstop service to New York-JFK six times weekly using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, effective June 16.

Extra service added at Milan Malpensa

Customers flying from Milan Malpensa Airport will benefit from a daily flight to Atlanta, effective June 17, complementing Delta’s existing daily service to New York-JFK.  Operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, the flight will add a further 3,150 weekly seats between Milan and the U.S..

Three U.S. gateways, hundreds of connecting opportunities

Customers flying from Italy benefit from an extensive network of over 200 convenient onward connections throughout the United States and beyond from Delta’s hubs in New York-JFK, Atlanta and Detroit. Top destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando and Miami. Delta’s nonstop flights from Italy are operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Alitalia.

Enhanced in-flight comfort

International passengers flying in Delta’s business class cabin, Delta One, enjoy a full range of premium products for a comfortable, relaxed, and productive in-flight experience. These include fully flat-bed seats with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Delta offers fine dining onboard with chef-inspired menus accompanied by wines selected by Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson.

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.

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