Delta Airlines has just announced that it will increase its flights between New York and Athens, during next year's summer season.
The American air carrier is set to schedule 11 nonstop flights between JFK and Eleftherios Venizelos each week, much to the delight of the Greek-American community.
Delta is scheduled to restart service five times per weeks beginning on March 30th, 2015, while May 2nd will be the first day of daily flights. On June 2nd, the amount of daily flights will be increased to 11 per week.
5,900 tickets will be available to flyers during the peak months of the season. Flights from Athens are all conducted in partnership with Delta's joint venture partners Alitalia and Air France-KLM.
According to Delta Air Lines Newsroom, "The UN World Tourism Organisation recently confirmed the importance of tourism to the Greek economy, and Delta is proud to support this by connecting Athens to New York – one of the world's most important travel and trade hubs," stated Perry Cantarutti, Delta's senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Cantarutti added, "We hope that by increasing our frequency next year, we are able to facilitate even higher tourism and business traffic as Greece continues its economic recovery." Greece experienced a 35% tourist increase last year, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
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