Monday, 13 May 2019

Delta to increase Boston daily departures by 25 % by March 2020

The US mega-carrier Delta is all set to grow its network from Boston, with the addition of new twice-daily service to Miami, beginning this December, marking the 52nd nonstop destination for the Trump supporting global airline and its partners from Boston Logan International Airport.

Delta, unhappy with JetBlue's dominance at Boston, will also launch services to the Floridian cities of Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale to directly compete with the low-cost carrier head to head.

JetBlue may need to readjust its fare offering, as we chose flights to Fort Lauderdale on randomly selected dates to get away from Christmas and the New Year holidays. Departing Boston 11th December and returning 7th January.   The basic cost return from JetBlue was $286.60 while with the new Delta flights, the cost was just $156.60 - a massive saving of $130.

Delta will also start a service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, as well as increasing seasonal service to New Orleans and Sarasota. "It's been a tremendous year for Delta in Boston already, and we continue to keep climbing with new routes and frequencies, award-winning service, and industry-leading reliability that sets Delta apart," said Charlie Schewe, Delta's Director — New England Sales.

With these additions, Delta and its partners will offer more than 150 daily departures from Logan by March 2020, a 25 % increase compared to 2019.

"Delta's new nonstop service between Boston and Miami and their new daily frequencies to the Caribbean are exciting new travel options for Boston customers seeking more sunshine during those cold winter months," said Massport Acting CEO John Pranckevicius. "We thank Delta for their continued partnership and we look forward to the additional travel opportunities this will generate for New Englanders."

Delta has doubled domestic daily departures out of Boston since 2013 and this fall will serve three additional domestic destinations — Chicago, Washington-Reagan and Newark-Liberty — while adding more frequencies in other key domestic markets, including Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Kansas City.

Delta is also deepening its global footprint from Boston with the launch of new international flights from the airline and its joint venture partners. Delta will begin seasonal Boston service to Lisbon and Edinburgh later this month as well as extend summer seasonal service to Dublin, rounding out a full slate of 18 international destinations— more than ever before — now directly accessible to Boston customers.

Delta continues in its efforts to quash competition by working with partners to offer more transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States, next spring, Delta and Virgin Atlantic will add service to London-Gatwick, the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe, including new KLM service to Amsterdam and a new morning departure to London-Heathrow operated by Virgin Atlantic.

For Boston customers whose travel plans call for a transpacific journey instead, Korean Air recently began nonstop flights from Boston to Seoul, one of the first additions to that joint venture's network since Delta and Korean Air launched their partnership last May.

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