Delta Air Lines restores the summer service that connects the Portuguese capital with the city of Boston, in the United States. There will be 14 weekly flights and it will complement the service between Lisbon and New York.
The American airline Delta Air Lines announced this Tuesday that it will resume the summer service of daily direct flights between Lisbon and Boston, in the US state of Massachusetts, May 9 and until October 27.
In a statement released this Tuesday, the company refers to a extension that has not been produced since its launch in 2019which will complement the annual service between Lisbon and New York — JFK airport, also daily.
In total, Delta Air Lines will operate up to 14 weekly flights between Portugal and the US during the summer with a capacity of up to 430 seats per day.
The resumption of this summer service allows our business and leisure customers in North America, one of the top five source markets by revenue, to reach an increasingly popular destination on our network and explore the rich history and heritage of the country, but it also helps promote the local tourism industry”, defended the vice president for the EMEAI region (Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India) of Delta Air Lines, Nicolás Ferri, quoted in the document.
Regarding the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo, the return of the route demonstrates the tourist recovery in Portugal, highlighting the official the “opportunity that is already taking shape for the opening of new routes uniting the two countries.
The state of Massachusetts has a large Portuguese-American community, particularly in New Bedford and Provincetown. The flights will be operated on Boeing 767-300 aircraft and in conjunction with transatlantic joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.