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

Aug 21, 2018

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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 Number Departs Arrives Frequency
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

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
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

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
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

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency
DL2716 JFK at 8:35am PAP at 12:50pm Saturday
DL2718 PAP at 1:55pm JFK at 5:55pm Saturday


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.

If you’ll be booking one of these routes for a winter escape, consider adding the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express or Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express, each of which provides an additional 10,000 MQMs after reaching a certain level of spend. For avid Delta flyers, be sure to pore over our guide to choosing the best credit card for Delta loyalists.

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