Delta takes off from Berlin: New service to New York-JFK brings Delta’s Germany network to five destinations

26.05.2017

Delta Air Lines has taken off again from Berlin after six years, marking the start of the U.S. carrier’s daily summer seasonal service to New York-JFK.

Executives from the airline were joined by the COO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, Elmar Kleinert, and Kent Logsdon, Charge d’Affairs ad interim at the U.S. Embassy for the inaugural celebrations. Flight DL222 arrived from JFK this morning before retuning across the Atlantic a few hours later.

“With this flight, Delta now flies to five cities in Germany, which is more than any other European market,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s senior vice president Alliances. “We have a history in Berlin and are pleased to be back in the capital this summer rounding out our network in the country.”

Celebratory events included a cake cutting and ribbon cutting at ahead of the flight’s departure. Customers on the flight were also given toy bears – the symbol of Berlin – as they boarded as well as cupcakes.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of the Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: "Welcome back to Berlin! Delta Air Lines restarting its service from Berlin to New York-JFK after six years will generate a positive response among the passengers in our region. The metropolis at the Atlantic Ocean is a popular destination for U.S. travelers, business customers as well as city hoppers. Berlin on the other hand is very attractive for New Yorkers. Our city will profit from the additional visitors from the U.S. We wish Delta Air Lines always happy landings!"

Customers flying on the Berlin service have a choice of more than 60 convenient onward connections from JFK throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Delta has invested heavily in Terminal 4 at JFK facilitating more same-terminal connections and further improving the customer experience with more retail and dining outlets.

“Berlin is one of five new routes we are launching in Europe today,” said Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President Transatlantic. “Delta is committed to building a network in Europe and beyond that supports our customers’ business and leisure travel needs”.

In 2016, the United States was the third biggest source market for Berlin with more than 1.1 million visitors, a 4.5% increase on the previous year, according to data from Visit Berlin.

Delta’s Berlin services operate as follows:

  • Flight DL222 - Departs Berlin at 12.55 p.m. - Arrives New York-JFK at 15.45 p.m.
  • Flight DL422 - Departs New York-JFK at 8.18 p.m.  - Arrives Berlin at 11.00 a.m. (+1 day) 

Highlights of Delta’s Germany flights include:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity and seat-back screens featuring Delta Studio™ on demand – more than 300 movies, plus T.V. shows, music and games - at every seat.
  • The Delta One cabin offering fully flat-bed seats plus chef-curated menus, award-winning wines and TUMI amenity kits featuring products by Kiehl’s since 1851, and Westin Heavenly Bedding, designed exclusively for Delta by Westin Hotels and Resorts.
  • Access to the Sky Lounge lounge at Berlin Tegel and the Delta Sky Club at JFK featuring the Delta Sky Deck for premium customers.
  • Delta Comfort+, offering additional legroom and more recline than in the Main Cabin.
  • Complimentary beers wines and spirits throughout the aircraft.

To book on Delta’s flights from Berlin, or any other German city, visit delta.com, call the Reservations line on +49 (0) 6 929 993 771or see your travel agent.


About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

 

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