Delta Airlines increases connection to Athens
Athens, November 12, 2014 (STAT):- Delta Air Lines is increasing its flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Athens International Airport for the 2015 summer season. Delta will resume operations with a five-times weekly service from March 30, 2015, growing to daily on May 2, 2015. From June 2, 2015, additional flights will be added bringing the weekly total to 11. During the peak summer months, Delta will offer up to 5,900 weekly seats between Greece and the United States. All services from Athens are operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia. “The UN World Tourism Organisation recently confirmed the importance of tourism to the Greek economy, and Delta is proud to support this by connecting Athens to New York – one of the world’s most important travel and trade hubs,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We hope that by increasing our frequency next year, we are able to facilitate even higher tourism and business traffic as Greece continues its economic recovery.” According to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), in 2013 almost 755,000 U.S. tourists visited Greece – a 35% increase of the previous year.