SHANNON, 22 November, 2011 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced the resumption of nonstop seasonal service between Shannon Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on 1 May 2012. Flights will operate daily throughout the summer, in cooperation with joint venture partner Air France KLM.
Customers departing from Shannon will be able to access a wide array of convenient connections at New York-JFK. The most popular destinations for connecting customers last year included Miami, Orlando and Los Angeles.
“Shannon is an important market for Delta, and we are excited about the return of the route next summer,” said Frank Jahangir, Delta’s vice president sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa “In addition to the service to New York, the flight offers our Shannon customers convenient connections to more than 45 destinations across the U.S.”
The route is operated with a 174-seat Boeing 757-200, and has been scheduled to fit the needs of business travellers. Arrival and departure times at New York-JFK have been timed to connect with popular destinations across the U.S., providing more travel options than any other airline flying between the two cities.
Delta’s nonstop service between Shannon and New York-JFK operates on the following schedule:
Flight Departs Arrives
DL 123 Shannon at 09.35 New York-JFK at 11:50
DL 122 New York-JFK at 20:10 Shannon at 07:45 (next day)
Delta is investing more than $2 billion in enhanced airport facilities, technology and global products and services through 2013. Once completed, Delta will offer full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite and personal, in-seat entertainment for both Business and Economy class customers on all trans-oceanic widebody flights; in-flight Internet Wi-Fi on all domestic flights that feature two-class service; and a larger percentage of First Class seats than any other airline. The airline also launched a new Economy Comfort seating option this summer on international flights that offers customers up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seat.
Delta is also expanding international terminals at its largest global gateways. In New York, Delta will expand and enhance Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport to create a state-of-the-art facility by mid-2013, while a new international concourse in Atlanta is due to open in April 2012.