Delta Adds Boston To Rome Flight (And More)

Delta has just announced additional transatlantic expansion for the summer of 2020. It’s incredible to see the extent to which American has reduced operations in Boston over the years, while Delta has continued to increase their presence there.

Delta Increasing Boston Transatlantic Presence By 30%

Delta has announced that they will boost transatlantic capacity out of Boston by more than 30% in 2020. This includes some service that has already been announced, as well as some newly announced service.

Delta has been expanding significantly in Boston:

Now Delta’s expansion in Boston continues.

Delta Adding Boston To London Gatwick & Manchester Routes In 2020

This isn’t actually news, as Delta announced in mid-August that they’d launch flights from Boston to London Gatwick and Manchester in 2020.

As of May 21, 2020, Delta will be launching a new daily year-round flight between Boston and London Gatwick. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 757 with the following schedule:

DL112 Boston to London Gatwick departing 9:00PM arriving 8:45AM (+1 day)
DL113 London Gatwick to Boston departing 11:00AM arriving 1:45PM

Between May 21 and September 8, 2020, Delta will add daily seasonal flights between Boston and Manchester. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 757 with the following schedule:

DL114 Boston to Manchester departing 10:00PM arriving 9:30AM (+1 day)
DL115 Manchester to Boston departing 11:30AM arriving 2:00PM

Delta Adding Boston To Rome Route In 2020

While we already knew about the above, Delta has just announced an exciting new route. Between May 21 and September 8, 2020, Delta will add daily seasonal flights between Boston and Rome. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A330 with the following schedule:

DL20 Boston to Rome departing 5:00PM arriving 7:15AM (+1 day)
DL21 Rome to Boston departing 10:45AM arriving 2:15PM

This will be the fourth destination out of which Delta flies to Rome, as they also fly year-round from Atlanta and New York, and seasonally from Detroit.

Delta Adding Second Daily Boston To Paris Flight

Between May 21 and September 8, 2020, Delta will add a second daily seasonal flight between Boston and Paris. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 767 with the following schedule:

DL226 Boston to Paris departing 11:40PM arriving 12:40PM (+1 day)
DL227 Paris to Boston departing 3:40PM arriving 5:30PM

This complements Delta’s year-round Boston to Paris flight, which operates with the following schedule, also with a Boeing 767:

DL404 Boston to Paris departing 7:06PM arriving 8:10AM (+1 day)
DL405 Paris to Boston departing 10:20AM arriving 12:22PM

Bottom Line

It’s impressive the extent to which Delta is growing out of Boston. The airline is turning Boston into a real hub for transatlantic flights, and I suspect this growth will continue. I’m sure JetBlue isn’t too pleased about this, given that they plan on launching transatlantic flights out of Boston in 2021, so Delta is beating them to the punch here.

What do you make of Delta’s expansion in Boston?

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