News / Delta launches first-ever service from Los Angeles to Auckland and more paths to popular European destinations
Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to offer service between Los Angeles and Auckland
Delta will add to its portfolio of international routes with never-before-operated service to Auckland, New Zealand, from Los Angeles beginning this fall, while also boosting its trans-Atlantic service from its New York-JFK and Atlanta hubs starting this spring.
Delta is forging its way to full network restoration, announcing its first slate of summer 2023 trans-Atlantic routes last fall to cities like Edinburgh, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Geneva and Stuttgart, many routes that have not been flown since pre-pandemic.
Growth and Transformation Continue in Los Angeles
Daily flights between New Zealand’s largest city and Los Angeles will begin Oct. 28 on an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, as Delta becomes the only U.S. airline to provide nonstop service. This new destination joins other new Los Angeles service to Tahiti, Paris and London-Heathrow and will complement the airline’s current service from LAX to Sydney, where it operates 10 flights per week in the winter and daily service to Tokyo-Haneda. Delta operates more than 150 daily flights from LAX to 53 destinations across the globe as the airport’s leading premium global carrier.
Delta continues to transform the airport experience at LAX, debuting the first two major phases of the brand-new terminal last year: the headhouse and the T3 facility. This spring, customers can look forward to the opening of the west headhouse, featuring a dedicated Delta One check-in area. Additionally, the first-of-its-kind Delta One Club will open its doors in 2024, connect to the existing Terminal 3 Club and offer a personalized, dedicated level of service that further elevates the lounge experience.
When the Delta Sky Way at LAX project is finished this year, Terminals 2 and 3 will be a consolidated, 1.2-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art, 27-gate complex, featuring a quick airside connector to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, eliminating the need to bus between terminals.
Delta Expands on its Leading Position in Atlanta
Delta is the leading airline in Atlanta and the Southeast, with service to over 210 destinations in more than 41 countries worldwide.
The airline will deepen its investment in its hometown this year with new daily service from Atlanta to Nice starting May 12. This new route, which will operate on a Boeing 767 aircraft, marks the first time that Delta will connect customers between Atlanta and the coastal French city in over a decade.
Additionally, beginning April 16, Delta will up its Atlanta to Tel Aviv service to daily. With this increased flying, Delta is operating its busiest schedule ever to Tel Aviv, with flights departing from three U.S. gateways: Atlanta, New York and Boston.
Improved Flight Options and Upgrades in New York City
Delta is bolstering its position as New York City’s number-one carrier by adding a third daily route from New York-JFK to Paris, which will begin May 25 and operate on a Boeing 767 aircraft. Delta offers nearly 60 peak-day departures to more than 43 international destinations from its New York-JFK hub. The third flight to Paris is in addition to Delta’s new service to Geneva and London-Gatwick, the return of Berlin and a third flight to Rome.
To better serve customers in New York, JFK is undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion, part of Delta’s decade-long $12 billion investment in U.S. airport infrastructure. Recently, all Delta operations at JFK consolidated to Terminal 4, enabling a more convenient travel experience for customers. Further expansion will include new gates in Concourse B, a new Delta Sky Club on Concourse A, and a Delta One Club set to open in early 2024, featuring a dedicated level of service that further elevates the lounge experience.
Premium Products and Amenities
On most flights to destinations abroad, customers have a choice of four experiences: Delta One or Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
Delta One customers can stretch out in a lie-flat seat and enjoy premium amenities like artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, plush bedding made from recycled materials, more beverage options before takeoff, new cocktail bites, a chef-curated four-course meal and decadent desserts like a build-your-own ice cream sundae.
Delta also recently launched an enhanced Delta Premium Select experience that offers elevated dining, premium hand-crafted amenities and more dedicated service touchpoints. Customers in DPS have more space to stretch out and relax with a wider seat, additional recline, and an adjustable footrest and leg rest.
All Delta customers on board have access to personal seat-back entertainment screens featuring a wealth of premium content on Delta Studio, in-seat power outlets for their devices, fast-streaming Wi-Fi available for purchase and free mobile messaging.
Beyond the Flight
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