Delta Air Lines announced five new routes and a more modernized, fuel-efficient aircraft are set to debut at Logan International Airport in 2022, as Boston’s No. 1 global airline continues building up a premier hub and international gateway.
“We’ve strengthened our Boston hub as demand has accelerated, adding about 3,800 more seats a day by next summer than our last peak in 2019,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s S.V.P. – Network Planning. “Boston is a fast-growing market with a booming economy, and we’re committed to offering customers significant choice and better convenience when making their travel plans, in addition to Delta’s superior products and experience.”
By next summer in Boston, Delta will operate up to 160 daily nonstop flights to 55 destinations, a more than 20% increase in capacity since our pre-pandemic height in October 2019. Including Delta’s partners, customers can connect to more than 150 cities across the globe.
“We are excited to welcome new Delta flights to Boston, connecting visitors and travelers to exciting destinations around the world,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. “These flights coming to Logan Airport in 2022 will allow more people to access hundreds of destinations and the global economy.”
NEW GLOBAL DESTINATIONS TO EXPLORE
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Delta will launch new nonstop service to Tel Aviv (TLV) on May 26 and Athens (ATH) on May 27.
Both ATH and TLV will operate three times a week on the Airbus A330-300 and A330-900, respectively. Customers will have choice of four experiences: lie-flat beds in Delta One (A330-300) or Delta One Suites (A330-900); Delta Premium Select, which includes more recline and an adjustable foot and leg rest; Delta Comfort+; and Main Cabin. Each features personal seat-back entertainment screens to enjoy in flight and the J.D. Power-awarded care and professionalism of Delta people.
“Delta's fleet expansion at Logan is a big boost for economic development,” said Rep. Jake Auchincloss. “Massachusetts is a powerhouse of talent -- and we are stronger when that talent has more connections to the wider world."
New Athens and Tel Aviv service will complement Delta’s existing flights to Amsterdam and Rome, and returning pre-COVID service to Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London and Paris.
While Delta will also continue operating Boston-Cancun next summer, customers can book this year’s warm winter escape with additional seasonal service to Aruba (AUA), Montego Bay (MBJ), Nassau (NAS), Punta Cana (PUJ) and St. Thomas (STT).
“As more and more travelers return to the skies, Delta remains a strong partner for the Massachusetts airline market,” said Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “We look forward to the positive impact these new flights will have in connecting the commonwealth to more global destinations.”
NEW FLIGHTS TO BOSTON’S TOP 20 MARKETS
Starting July 11, Delta will serve each of Boston’s 20 most popular markets nonstop with the addition of Baltimore (BWI) and Denver (DEN) – as well as introduce new flights to San Diego (SAN).
Baltimore flights will operate five times a day on the Embraer 175**, which offer 12 First Class, 20 Comfort+ and 44 Main Cabin seats with full-sized overhead bins, no middle seats and free Delta Studio content available for streaming on your device.
Both Denver and San Diego service will operate daily on the 180-seat Boeing 737-900 and 160-seat Boeing 737-800, respectively. Each will be equipped with Viasat-powered high-speed Wi-Fi* to deliver a reliable and streaming quality connection for everyone on board in addition to a wealth of premium seat-back entertainment options.
Delta is also launching new daily service to Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 10, delivering greater connectivity to major markets.
FUEL-EFFICIENCY AND AN ELEVATED ONBOARD EXPERIENCE
As part of our fleet renewal plans, Delta will welcome the first Airbus A321neos into our fleet in spring 2022, with the first customer flights scheduled to depart out of Boston. Not only does the A321neo further elevate the customer experience, but the aircraft supports our carbon neutrality commitment as our most fuel-efficient large gauge narrowbody – achieving 12% better fuel efficiency on a per-seat basis than its counterpart, the A321ceo.
The 194-seat aircraft features thoughtful touches like a new First Class seat design to offer more privacy and a sturdier tray table, spacious overhead bins and state-of-the-art HEPA cabin air filtration systems, as well as access to Wi-Fi and power ports. All customers will enjoy the wireless in-flight entertainment system created by wholly-owned subsidiary, Delta Flight Products, with personalized entertainment experiences at every seat.
While the A321neo will deploy across Delta’s domestic network, its initial launch will focus on transcontinental markets from Boston.
Additionally, Delta will double the number of Airbus A220 departures to at least 20 flights next year, expanding the modern, spacious aircraft to more business markets like Nashville and Raleigh-Durham. As of this fall, Delta is already operating the A220 from Boston to Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Cincinnati, New York City and Chicago. The aircraft’s customer-friendly onboard experience includes the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s fleet, high-capacity overhead bins and extra-large windows, among other innovations.