Delta Air Lines is now connecting Berlin Tegel with daily direct flights from New York JFK, after a six-year hiatus. Cutting the cake were: Burkhard Kieker, CEO Berlin Tourismus & Kongress; Kent Logsdon, Chargé d’Affaires from US Embassy & Consulates in Germany; Nat Pieper, SVP EMEA Delta Air Lines; and Elmar Kleinert, Division Manager Operations, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg.
In Lisbon witnessing the re-start of Delta Air Lines’ service from New York JFK for the first time in over 20 years were: João Nunes, Lisbon Airport Director; Rafael Ruiz, Delta Air Lines Regional Manager; and the Captain of the inaugural flight.
- Delta Air Lines has used the last seven days to commence five new European sectors and one domestic rotation. Two of the new European routes are technically resumptions, with the SkyTeam carrier operating flights from New York JFK (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) for the first time since W95, whereas the 6,363-kilometre sector from the same US airport to Berlin Tegel (TXL) was last operated in S11. The Portland (PDX) to London Heathrow (LHR) route, becomes Delta’s eighth US city pair to the UK hub. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg CEO said: “Welcome back to Berlin! Delta Air Lines restarting its service from Berlin to New York JFK after six years will generate a positive response among the passengers in our region. The metropolis at the Atlantic Ocean is a popular destination for US travellers, business customers as well as city hoppers. Berlin on the other hand is very attractive for New Yorkers. Our city will profit from the additional visitors from the US. We wish Delta Air Lines always happy landings!”
|| Aer Lingus (14)
|New York JFK (JFK)
||Berlin Tegel (TXL)
||London Heathrow (LHR)
||Alaska Airlines (7), Southwest Airlines (2)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 30 May 2017. WF = Weekly frequencies.