Delta to resume service to Athens with daily flights from New York-JFK and Atlanta

Delivered on October 30, 2020

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

  • Delta will be the first airline to resume service to Athens after Greece opens with no quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers or those with a negative PCR test
  • Daily New York-JFK service returns May 28
  • New daily Atlanta service launches July 2

Delta Air Lines will be the first airline to resume service to Athens International Airport (ATH) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) starting May 28.

Additionally, Delta will launch new daily nonstop service to ATH on July 2 from its global headquarters and biggest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Customers will have significant connection opportunities to ATL from 143 cities across the country. Delta last operated the route in 2011.

Couple drinking and enjoying the view of the Acropolis at sunset. Athens, Greece |

Delta’s service to Athens marks one of the first destinations in Europe that will reopen to travelers from the U.S., providing greater opportunity to more safely stimulate the local economy amid global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta will also resume and expand its flights to Reykjavík, Iceland for vaccinated travelers, with new service from Boston and returning service from JFK and Minneapolis/St. Paul starting next month.

Both ATL and JFK routes will operate on the 293-seat Airbus A330 equipped with Wi-Fi and featuring Delta One full-flat beds, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

Flights will be operated in conjunction with partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

This summer, Delta will operate approximately 4,000 daily flights to more than 200 domestic and more than 50 international destinations.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-941 N408DX (msn 1962) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 952646.

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