Monday, October 1, 2007

Delta Airlines to fly from New York to Malaga

Delta Air Lines, is planning to start operating a non-stop flight from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York to Malaga Airport starting as soon as June 5, 2008.

"The four times weekly flight will be the only non-stop service to New York from Malaga operated by a US carrier, and will offer passengers connections to around 40 business and leisure destinations throughout the United States including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, Tampa and Dallas," said the airline's website.

According to the statement, the new Malaga service is one of a number of new transatlantic routes not served by any other major US airline from JFK planned for 2008, including Amman, Cairo, Edinburgh, Lagos, Dakar, Cape Town (via Dakar) and Nairobi (via Dakar).

Initially the service will run three times a week, and if things go according to plans, the service will be daily from 2009, with the route being consolidated over the next three years.

The price for a one-way ticket from New York to Malaga is estimated at $599.

Photograph of Delta Air Lines Plane flying
Delta's expanded service from JFK will be operated with Boeing 757s and 767s flying across the Atlantic.

Delta Air Lines boasts operating services to more destinations than any global airline. The airline currently offers flights to 481 destinations in 105 countries.
Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets.