Delta Air Lines customers in Greater Boston will have more flights and new destinations this summer as the airline adds new nonstop service to Austin, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Norfolk, a new nonstop destination for Bostonians, as well as a second daily flight to Nashville from Boston Logan International Airport beginning September 10.
“Delta is committed to being Boston’s global carrier of choice with service that meets the needs of both business and leisure travelers,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “Our growing network is built to support the diverse travel demands of our customers with unparalleled overall operational performance, and innovative products and services.”
On December 21, the airline will expand weekend West Palm Beach and Fort Myers flights to daily, as well as increase weekend Ft. Lauderdale flights to twice daily. Delta will also continue to support strong holiday travel demand with nonstop flights to popular Caribbean destinations including Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas; beginning December 21.
“Logan International Airport has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and we are pleased that Delta is continuing that streak with this exciting announcement,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “Over 36 million people traveled through Logan last year, many of them on Delta, and with this new milestone, we are looking forward to serving even more.”
Delta’s previously announced nonstop service to Dublin, beginning May 25, and transcontinental service to San Francisco, beginning June 8, combined with the other eight routes, complements existing trans-Atlantic service to Amsterdam, London-Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
When paired with additional joint venture partner and SkyTeam flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Rome and Mexico City, the combined group of Delta, Air France-KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia and Aeromexico offers customers seamless, one-connection access to 174 destinations in Europe and Latin America.
Delta offers most first class seats than any other airline from Boston, and by this fall will operate more than 100 peak day departures to 32 destinations. The airline’s rapid growth includes 12 new destinations since November 2016.
“Delta’s new flights and growing presence at Logan Airport are welcome news to the Commonwealth as we strive to strengthen our economic environment and create more connections across the country and globe,” said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. “Not only will these new flights increase options for travelers coming to and from Boston, but the planned increase to more than 100 daily flights out of Logan is a clear indication that connecting to the Commonwealth continues to be in demand.”
Delta is the No. 1 carrier between Boston and New York connecting business travelers with the Delta Shuttle, operated by Delta and its connection partner Shuttle America, with hourly service 16 times daily between Logan Airport and New York City’s LaGuardia Airport as well as offering eight daily flights to JFK.