Monday, 1 October 2018

Delta to link Boston and Lisbon

The US airline Delta will be starting a new route from Boston to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon from 23rd May next year.

The new trans-Atlantic service will operate on a seasonal basis operating between 23rd May and 3rd September. The flights leave at  2145 from Boston and arrive the next morning in Lisbon at 0915.  On the return, the flight is scheduled for a 1045 departure and arrival 1315.

The Trump supporting airline will use a Boeing 757 aircraft on the route that has 20 seats in Delta Premium Select, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 150 seats in the Main Cabin. The onboard experience includes access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens and power ports in every seat. 

"Delta is thrilled to offer our customers one more additional European destination next summer," said Charlie Schewe, Director — New England Sales. "Greater Boston has a large Portuguese community and this new service will provide a valuable link for residents on both sides of the Atlantic." 

"Delta has significantly grown Boston's direct access to the world in the past five years, including popular tourism destinations like Dublin and now Lisbon, as well as flights to major international hubs offering onward travel to hundreds more destinations," said Roberto Ioriatti, Vice President — Trans-Atlantic. "This will be an excellent addition to the many options for nonstop international travel available to Delta customers at Logan International Airport."