Delta Is Rapidly Expanding Its Flights to the Caribbean
Delta Air Lines announced this week it will expand its service to the Caribbean this winter, with additional flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Nassau, Bahamas; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
"Responding to increasing demand from our customers, we look forward to adding more options between the U.S. and the leading business and leisure destinations in the Caribbean," Luciano Macagno, Delta’s managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean, said in a statement on Monday.
The airline will be able to carry an additional 3,000 people to Puerto Rico every week through its new expanded service. Beginning Dec. 21, the airline will start a fourth daily service flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The flight will be operated on a Boeing 737-900ER and will carry 180 passengers.
The airline is also adding seasonal daily service to San Juan from Detroit on board a Boeing 737-800 capable of carrying up to 160 passengers. Flights from Atlanta to San Juan will be aboard a larger aircraft to accommodate more passengers in the winter.
"The exponential year-over-year growth for Delta's service in San Juan is a clear indication that demand is on the rise and that Delta is equally committed to being part of Puerto Rico's promising future as a leading tourism destination," Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, said in a statement.
The airline is also expanding its flights between Boston Logan International and Nassau’s Lynden Pindling airports from once per week to daily, starting Dec. 21. The four-hour flight will run until April 30, 2020.
And passengers in Atlanta will be able to board Delta service to Las Americas International in Santo Domingo twice a day starting Dec. 21. The airline said that passengers flying from the Dominican Republic will be able to use this route to connect to 175 Delta destinations from the hub in Atlanta.