Delta Airlines has announced it is doubling its flights to Athens next summer from its New York City hub at John F. Kennedy airport.
Flights will begin five times weekly from March 27, 2016, increasing to a daily service from May 24, 2016 using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 292 seats.
From May 27, 2016, an additional flight will be added which will also operate on a daily basis with a Boeing 767-400 aircraft with 245 seats, bringing the weekly total to 14 flights.
The increase in flights means that Delta will offer over 7,500 weekly seats between Greece and the United States during the peak summer months.
“Our investment in our New York-JFK hub means we offer greater connectivity for customers traveling to the United States and beyond from Greece,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“The U.S., meanwhile, is one of the top markets in terms of visitor numbers to Greece and with the service starting earlier than this year, plus an increase in the number of weekly seats on offer between Athens and the U.S. next summer, we are responding to higher demand for travel during this time and supporting inbound tourism.”