Delta Air Lines added another destination to its network this summer after resuming service to Prague in the Czech Republic. The airline returned to the European city for the first time after COVID forced it to cancel this route due to restrictions and low demand.
The only nonstop service between the Czech Republic and the United States
Delta Air Lines has restored flights to Prague for the summer season with daily service starting May 26. The first flight took off around 10:00 p.m. Thursday from New York JFK and landed at Václav Havel Airport in Prague (PRG) at 11:30 a.m. the following morning after half past seven.
Demand for the route appeared high, with inbound and outbound flights operating near capacity. Thomas Brandt, regional sales manager for Delta, who traveled on the service from New York, said:
“We are delighted to return to Prague today for the first time since 2019 and the full flight shows the demand for travel to this beautiful city. The removal of all covid entry requirements last month has had a positive impact on We look forward to a successful summer season connecting Prague to New York and beyond, while supporting our respective tourism economies.
Delta operates more flights to Europe from JFK than any other US carrier, with its flight to Prague operating in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
This is Delta’s seasonal service with daily departure from New York JFK on the following schedule:
|DL 210||New York (JFK)||9:30 p.m.||Prague (PRG)||11:45 +1|
|DL 211||Prague (PRG)||13:45||New York (JFK)||17:00|
Delta is deploying one of its Boeing 767-300s, which offers 25 seats in Delta One business class and 35 seats in Delta Comfort+, and 165 seats in the main cabin.
Big boost for Europe
Prague isn’t the only European destination to receive Delta’s love. Over the past few days, the airline has also added other routes to the mainland. Delta resumed daily seasonal service between Minneapolis and Reykjavik on the same day as its flight to Prague using its Boeing 757-200.
On May 27, the carrier inaugurated its flight between Boston and Athens with its Airbus A330-300s, configured to carry up to 282 passengers. The three times weekly service will offer a total of 67 flights between Boston and Athens during the summer 2022 season, offering nearly 19,000 seats on each leg.
The airline has also resumed services to other European destinations in recent days. Photo: Airbus
After a seven-month suspension, the airline also returned to Venice from Atlanta for the summer, with its Boeing 767-300(ER) configured for 216 passengers. Delta already serves the Italian city with daily service from New York JFK.
Earlier this month, the airline announced it would restart its Orlando-Amsterdam service from October for the winter season, rolling out its A330 aircraft. Last operating in March 2020, service from Orlando means Delta will have nine routes to Amsterdam this winter, including from cities like New York, Boston and Seattle, among others.
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