Delta Airlines has confirmed its re-launching its seasonal Shannon-New York JFK route from 11th May 2013 operating daily using a Boeing 757-200 with a 170 seats operating from Terminal Four in New York JFK in association with Delta Airlines Transatlantic Joint-venture partner Air France-KLM.

The additional of the route adds 2,300 seats per week to the United States from Shannon, and follows recent announcements by United Airlines and US Airways. The airline has carried over 1.6 million passengers in the twenty six years serving Shannon Airport.

Delta Airlines Senior VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa Perry Cantarutti said “Shannon has long been a favorite destination for US holidaymakers and it makes sense to operate our service when customers most want to visit – during the summer months. Operating routes on a seasonal basis is a proactive and successful measure we have taken to protect our revenues by matching capacity to demand. We look forward to flying thousands of US tourists to the west coast of Ireland next summer, boosting the local economy.”

Shannon Airport Senior Manager-Aviation Business Development Declan Power said  “Following a very successful operation through Shannon this year we are very happy that Delta Air Lines will continue to serve Shannon during 2013. The support that the airline receives here in the Irish market as well delivering business and tourism visitors from the USA to the West of Ireland has ensured that the route has remained viable and profitable for the airline. Delta is the longest serving US carrier at Shannon and we will continue to work with the airline with a view to expanding its operations further over the coming years.”

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