ATHENA. Total return for US Delta Air Lines returning to Athens with three direct flights on a daily basis, two from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and one from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) of Atlanta.
This was announced during the meeting that the Minister of Tourism, Harry Theocharis, had on Friday afternoon, in Atlanta, with the President of Delta Air Lines, Glen Hauenstein, and senior executives of the company.
In this way, one of the largest American airlines chooses Athens, as the first European destination with which it resumes its activity, in the post-covid era.
Athens’ connection to New York is expected to begin on May 28, providing the possibility of 44 convenient responses with US cities. At the same time, on July 2, the air connection is scheduled to start with one of the largest international passenger junctions, Atlanta International Airport, which was closed in 2011. It is worth noting that this airport can also be used as a connecting link with 143 US destinations.
After the meeting, the Minister of Tourism stated: “We welcome Delta Air Lines to Athens. Over time, the USA has been a key lifeblood of Greek tourism and we warmly welcome the company’s decision to further strengthen its presence in our country, with two daily flights from New York and Atlanta. Greece is a safe destination. All this time we have taken all the measures for a safe, friendly and calm summer. “I am very happy that our ongoing talks have brought such a positive result.”
On behalf of Delta Air Lines, Mr. Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning, noted: “Our customers are eager to claim their lives again and for many it means being able to travel again. Friendly destinations abroad, such as Greece, are in high demand and due to the services offered by Delta Air Lines flights, you can expect award-winning hospitality of high standards, which will make the trip even more enjoyable and stress-free.
Finally, it should be noted that the flights will be operated with Airbus A330, with 293 seats.