Over the last few years we have seen an explosive growth of transatlantic travel from Los Angeles. That growth will continue next summer, courtesy of Delta. The carrier has announced new nonstop service to Amsterdam and Paris from Los Angeles.
Service to Paris CDG will begin on June 16, 2018 and be in cooperation with transatlantic joint-venture partner Air France. The flight will operate three times per week.
|LAX – Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)|
|DL156||LAX at noon||CDG at 7:55 a.m. (next day)||Tue/Thurs/Sat|
|DL157||CDG at 3:15 p.m.||LAX at 6:25 p.m.||Wed/Fri/Sun|
Amsterdam service will also begin on June 16, 2018 and operate four times weekly. This service will complement KLM’s daily afternoon 747-400 flight, also a JV partner of Delta.
|LAX – Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)|
|DL78||LAX at noon||AMS at 7:55 a.m. (next day)||Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun|
|DL79||AMS at 3:35 p.m.||LAX at 6:25 p.m.||Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat|
Delta will use a Boeing 777-200LR for both flights. Service will be year-around.
New Destination: Ponta Delgada-Azores
Delta also announced new service to Ponta Delgada, in the Azores (Portugal). This service will be seasonal and begin on March 24, 2018.
|JFK – Azores (PDL)|
|DL417||JFK at 8:30 p.m.||PDL at 7:30 a.m. (next day)||excluding Mon/Wed|
|DL217||PDL at 9:15 a.m.||JFK at 10:30 a.m.||excluding Tue/Thurs|
Delta becomes the first U.S. carrier to serve the Azores (since the Pan Am days).
Lisbon and Lagos Upgrades
Next summer, Delta will also offer daily service between Atlanta and Lisbon on a 767. New York to Lagos will become year around (three times weekly). The full schedules are available here. I also wrote previously about the new Indianapolis to Paris service.
American, Delta, and United have all now announced their summer season expansion for next year. In terms of Delta, I am excited about having two new transatlantic options from Los Angeles.
image: courtesy of Delta