Joint venture partners Delta Air Lines and Air France will offer year-round nonstop service between Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The flight is the only service to link the French Riviera region to the United States nonstop and previously ran for 10 months each year, with a temporary stop between the end of January and the start of the summer season in March.
Operated daily by Delta in conjunction with Air France, the flight will continue four times a week throughout the winter season. Delta will use a 245-seat Boeing 767-400 aircraft on services between Nice and New York through December 2015 and a 210-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft from January to March 2016.
“We have transported more than two million passengers between Nice and the United States since 1991 and are delighted to respond to customer demand by extending this popular flight throughout the winter,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Around 20 percent of passengers are flying to Nice on business and a year-round service will help support local industry both here and in the surrounding region.”
Supporting major events in the local area
The Nice-New York flight supports a number of high-profile events in the Côte d’Azur region, including the Cannes Film Festival, of which Air France is official airline, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Nice Jazz Festival.
Offering enhanced onboard comfort
Passengers flying in Delta’s business class cabin, Delta One, enjoy a full range of premium products for a comfortable, relaxed, and productive in-flight experience. These include fully flat-bed seats in a 1×2×1 configuration with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Delta offers fine dining on board with five-course chef-inspired menus accompanied by wines selected by Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson.
Delta in France
In addition to its Nice-New York-JFK flight, Delta operates a comprehensive network between France and the United States, with up to 12 peak-day flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline together with Air France operates year-round nonstop service to 10 U.S. gateways: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Seattle; and to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia during the summer season.