Delta Air Lines is to boost its
trans-Atlantic route portfolio with two new routes from from
Midwest Hubs next summer.
The airline will operate daily flights
from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome, as well as six weekly flights
from Detroit to Munich beginning 26 May 2016.
The service will be
operated in conjunction with Delta's joint venture partners Air
France, KLM and Alitalia.
In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the
Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St.
Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City
to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
"Our five new routes will complement our returning seasonal
service for a full summer of trans-Atlantic flying in 2016," said
Dwight James, Delta's Senior Vice President – Trans-Atlantic.
"Detroit to Munich is important for our corporate customers, while
Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome is a strong addition to our existing
hub service from Rome. Our customers can expect premium amenities
and the best service in their travels across the Atlantic with
Detroit-Munich will be Delta's second daily
flight between the U.S. and Munich as well as the second daily
flight between Detroit and Germany. Delta serves four destinations
in Germany – Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The
flight will be operated using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft and will
offer one-stop connecting service to Munich for many customers in
destinations throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest.
Rome will be Delta's fifth long-haul international destination
from Minneapolis-St. Paul and 10th peak-day flight between the
U.S. and Italy in summer 2016. The flight will be operated using
Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
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