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Delta's New Caribbean Routes: Perfect for Escaping a New York Winter

Aug. 21, 2018
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Delta's New Caribbean Routes: Perfect for Escaping a New York Winter
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Merely hours after American Airlines announced a slew of new (and expiring) routes to Europe, Delta is swooping in with four new routes of its own. This winter, Delta will operate more than 100 flights per week to 15 Caribbean destinations from New York (JFK), including a handful that will be new for 2018-2019.

New York (JFK) to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) – Second Daily Frequency, Begins October 1, 2018

Flight NumberDepartsArrivesFrequency
DL494JFK at 1:45pmNAS at 5:10pmDaily
DL799NAS at 6:00pmJFK at 9:10pmDaily

New York (JFK) to Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) – Begins December 20, 2018

Flight NumberDepartsArrivesFrequency
DL2841JFK at 7:30amKIN at 11:40amDaily
DL2843KIN at 8:00amJFK at 12:00pmDaily

New York (JFK) to Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda (ANU) – Begins December 22, 2018

Flight NumberDepartsArrivesFrequency
DL458JFK at 8:35amANU at 1:49pmSaturday
DL459ANU at 2:50pmJFK at 6:31pmSaturday

New York (JFK) to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) – Begins December 22, 2018

Flight NumberDepartsArrivesFrequency
DL2716JFK at 8:35amPAP at 12:50pmSaturday
DL2718PAP at 1:55pmJFK at 5:55pmSaturday
Delta will soon fly from New York (JFK) to this beach in Antigua. (Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy.)

As for the aircraft assigned to these routes?

  • Flights to Antigua, Kingston and Port-au-Prince will operate on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 First Class seats, 36 Delta Comfort+ seats and 108 Main Cabin seats.
  • Flights to Nassau will operate on Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 16 First Class seats, 18 Delta Comfort+ seats and 126 Main Cabin seats.

The routes will undoubtedly compete with JetBlue, which recently added Mint service to several of its Caribbean destinations. Delta also mentions that each flight will offer free streaming entertainment via Delta Studio, as well as entertainment on the seatback screen — particularly notable given the airline's recent commitment to keep installing IFE displays while some carriers eliminate them.

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