Delta airlines to resume flights with new rules


Delta Airlines has relaunched its regular flights between New York and Paris, the connection from Detroit to follow in early July. With the necessary health measures in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After resuming last month its daily connection between Atlanta and the French capital, the American company is back on the axis between New York-JFK and Paris-CDG airport, with three flights per week operated by Boeing 767- 400ER that can accommodate 34 passengers in Business class, 20 in Premium and 184 in Economy. Departures from the USA are scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:16 p.m. to arrive the next day at 8:05 a.m., return flights leaving France Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday at 10:20 a.m. and landing at 12:48 p.m.

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This route will become daily from July 3 onwards from Paris, Delta specifies in its press release (and twice daily in A330-300 at the beginning of August according to Airlineroute). And the same day, it will relaunch three weekly rotations between Detroit-Wayne County and Roissy, operated in 767-300ER tri-class:

DL97 : Paris 1:50PM           Detroit 4:24PM              3 flights weekly

DL98 : Detroit 6:09PM      Paris 8:05AM ( D+1)      3 flights weekly

All of these SkyTeam flights are operated in collaboration with its transatlantic joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Lines from Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St Paul, Raleigh-Durham and Seattle are expected to resume in early August. Remember that to date, its connection between JFK and Nice has been suspended for the whole summer.

Delta « resumes flights on several important routes and we are delighted that our customers can now reach New York non-stop from Paris, and next month, Detroit, » said Roberto Ioriatti, vice president of Transatlantic Operations at a press release. the American company. Delta and its airline partners « have introduced a number of measures to provide flexible booking and a safe travel experience. Customers who wish to modify their reservation can do so via the site ”.

Delta’s new hygiene procedures in the face of the pandemic include:

  • Disinfecting aircraft before each flight.
  • State-of-the-art air circulation systems with HEPA filters that remove more than 99.99% of fine particles from the air, including viruses and bacteria. These systems equip most flights, including all transatlantic flights.
  • The cap on the overall aircraft capacity to provide space between passengers on board, until September 30, 2020
  • Boarding from back to front for the number of passengers to cross.
  • Temporary rationalization of the on-board catering service
  • Direct distribution of accessories to passengers when available, including hand sanitizers in wellness kits
  • The obligation for staff and passengers to wear a face mask or appropriate cover when traveling

    « The safety of our customers is always our first priority, and their well-being is the reason why we have implemented these large-scale measures », underlines Roberto Ioriatti. « The arrival of COVID-19 changes the way we operate our flights, and we will remain extremely vigilant about hygiene. We hope these efforts will give our customers more peace of mind when they get on board. « 

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