Delta Air Lines is expanding its seasonal service to Europe from three U.S. airports, the carrier announced.
The airline is introducing daily nonstop service from Boston's Logan International Airport to Dublin-a natural, given Beantown's heavily Irish population; daily nonstop service from New York's John F. Kennedy International to Glasgow, Berlin and Lisbon; and four-day-a-week service between Portland, Oregon and London-Heathrow.
"The Europe, Middle East, Africa, India region is Delta's largest international entity," Dwight James, Delta's senior vice president of transatlantic service, said in a statement.
"One of the benefits of our fleet is it provides us flexibility to right-size our aircraft on the routes we serve to meet demand. Our network across the Atlantic always grows in the summer when customer demand for travel between Europe and the United States is at its peak and we can respond with added seasonal capacity."
The airline also announced its first A350-900 took off last week from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France for two months of flight testing.
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The new state-of-the-art jets are expected to begin service in October on primarily transpacific routes. The A350 will be Delta's flagship international aircraft and the first to feature the airline's all-new Delta One Suite business class cabins, which feature a sliding door for privacy.
According to Delta, "The fuel-efficient jets will replace retiring widebody aircraft. Delta will take delivery of five A350s in 2017 with more coming in 2018."
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