Delta Air Lines will boost travel options for customers between Italy and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport next month, by restarting services to the Big Apple from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino and Venice’s Marco Polo airports. Customers with onward connections will benefit from smoother transfers to a number of U.S. destinations via the newly extended Terminal 4 at Delta’s JFK hub.
The nonstop flight from Rome to New York-JFK, complementing the airline’s existing service to Atlanta, will re-start on March 1. Delta will resume its seasonal nonstop flight between Venice and New York-JFK, effective March 29. Both flights are operated in conjunction with joint venture partner, Alitalia. Customers flying to destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston will benefit from same-terminal transfers thanks to the $175 million extension of Delta’s Terminal 4 at New York-JFK, opened in January this year.
“These flights will add 7,546 weekly seats to and from New York during the peak travel season, giving customers more travel options and facilitating inbound tourism to Italy,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Forecasts predict that Italy will welcome more than 2 million American visitors this year and the added convenience of smoother connectivity at JFK makes Italy an even more attractive destination for leisure travellers throughout the U.S.”
Delta is significantly improving the customer experience at Terminal 4 and Terminal 2 at New York-JFK by streamlining travel for customers with connecting flights at JFK and enhancing access to amenities at both terminals. The newest expansion to Terminal 4 added 11 new gates and 75,000 square feet to Concourse B and continues Delta’s $1.2 billion investment to enhance and expand Terminal 4.
Delta is relocating the majority of its Delta Connection flights from Terminal 2 to the expanded Concourse B in Terminal 4. The new gates at Terminal 4 all feature enclosed jetways and offer customers proximity to a flagship Delta Sky Club and access to chef-inspired restaurants.