Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Delta to add Airbus A330 to Puerto Rico route

Airbus A330 Photo Delta
US mega-carrier, Delta is planning to capitalise on the extra holiday demand on its Atlanta - San Juan route by upgauging the aircraft on one of its four daily flights to an Airbus A330-300.

 “From Thanksgiving through the winter season, visitors flock to Puerto Rico to experience its vibrant culture, biodiversity, gastronomy and hospitality. These flights connect those customers to the vast number of holiday festivities, which culminate with the San Sebastian Street Festival,” said Agustin Durand, Delta’s general manager – Central America and the Caribbean.”

Delta plans to put the bigger Airbus A330-300 to work on flight DL559  which flies daily departing at 0940 between 21st December and 31st March 2020.  The A330-300 is configured with 293 seats, spread over 34 seats in First Class, 40 Comfort + seats, and 219 Main Cabin seats.


Number one place to go........                     photo New York Times
Millions of travelers visiting San Juan each year are welcomed with an array of picturesque landscapes, breathtaking sandy beaches and exciting nightlife. Recently, the island of Puerto Rico was recognized as the number one destination in The New York Times’ influential “Places to Go List” 2019.

“We are proud to be part of that movement saying: Puerto Rico is open for business. Delta has served San Juan for 66 years, making it the market with the longest uninterrupted service in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are pleased to offer business and leisure customers the best in operational reliability and customer service,” said Durand.

Delta continues to support Puerto Rico’s local economy by bringing people together to promote the unique attractions the island has to offer. Recently, the airline’s employees earned $726,000 in profit-sharing and were compensated for 1,000 hours of volunteer work. This year the airline sponsors Saborea Puerto Rico for the fifth year, an annual event that showcases the island’s culinary talent. In 2018, Delta transported more than 750,000 people to and from Puerto Rico.



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