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Delta will operate two routes to Greece
For the summer of 2021, Delta will operate two seasonal routes to Greece:
- As of May 28, 2021, Delta will operate its typical 2x daily New York to Athens flight (this is the earliest start date for any airline offering flights between the US and Greece this summer)
- As of July 2, 2021, Delta will operate a daily Atlanta to Athens flight, which represents the first time in a decade that this route is operated
Delta will operate two routes to Greece this summer
Delta will use an Airbus A330-300 for both routes, featuring 293 seats. This includes reverse herringbone seats in business class, as well as Delta’s Comfort+ cabin, featuring extra legroom economy seats. Delta also offers personal televisions at every seat, plus Wi-Fi.
Delta will fly A330s to Greece
Delta is doing a good job adapting its route network
While historically summer seasonal transatlantic flights have been scheduled far in advance, this year is a different story, since airlines are adjusting capacity based on where Americans are allowed to travel.
Recently Delta announced it would expand in Iceland this summer, following the news that vaccinated Americans could travel to Iceland. United has similarly adjusted its schedule, as the airline recently announced more transatlantic flights to Croatia, Greece, and Iceland, all of which are open to Americans.
American is the outlier among the “big three” US airlines, as American hasn’t announced any additional transatlantic flights following the news of certain countries opening. While American will operate flights to Greece this summer, the airline won’t offer any flights to Croatia or Iceland, despite both places being open to Americans.
Delta will be adding capacity to Iceland this summer
Delta will be adding a second route to Greece this summer, as the airline will operate nonstop flights between Atlanta and Athens for the first time in a decade. It’s cool to see the pace at which airlines are adapting to changing restrictions. Well, at least that’s the case at Delta and United, while American doesn’t seem to be trying many new long haul routes.
What do you make of Delta’s expanded service to Greece?