Delta Air Lines has resumed two transatlantic services as of May 14th. The airline will start thrice-weekly services across the pond to London-Heathrow and Frankfurt using widebody aircraft. Cargo is the primary driver of demand. However, the airline will be selling passenger seats on those routes. So, could cargo be the key to returning international routes?
Delta is resuming two transatlantic services this month. Photo: Airbus
Delta resumes flying to Frankfurt and London
From Atlanta, Delta is flying to Frankfurt using an Airbus A330-300. Flights will start on May 21st, operating thrice-weekly. Departing Atlanta, flights will leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The return flights depart for Atlanta the next day.
An A330-300 will fly from Atlanta to Frankfurt. Photo: Jay Singh/Simple Flying
To London, Delta is flying a Boeing 767-300ER out of Detroit. These flights will operate on the same days as Frankfurt– departing for Europe on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The return flights are running the next day.