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
|DL494||JFK at 1:45pm||NAS at 5:10pm||Daily|
|DL799||NAS at 6:00pm||JFK at 9:10pm||Daily|
New York (JFK) to Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) – Begins December 20, 2018
|DL2841||JFK at 7:30am||KIN at 11:40am||Daily|
|DL2843||KIN at 8:00am||JFK at 12:00pm||Daily|
New York (JFK) to Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda (ANU) – Begins December 22, 2018
|DL458||JFK at 8:35am||ANU at 1:49pm||Saturday|
|DL459||ANU at 2:50pm||JFK at 6:31pm||Saturday|
New York (JFK) to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) – Begins December 22, 2018
|DL2716||JFK at 8:35am||PAP at 12:50pm||Saturday|
|DL2718||PAP at 1:55pm||JFK at 5:55pm||Saturday|
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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