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Delta has a few routes resuming flights this spring and summer. These include flights to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which Delta has not flown to since 2008 and Havana, Cuba (which resumed on April 10th).
Demand for leisure travel continues to surge and this summer is going to be another busy one for all carriers. Slot restrictions at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) are forcing some carriers to be creative and adding Gatwick back for passengers is a smart move. LGW was Delta’s original UK destination and it will now serve this airport daily from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Delta will operate a Boeing 767-300ER on this route. This includes flat-bed seats in Delta One, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin seating. Some might complain that the premium seats aren’t as nice as those on its Airbus planes, but they are fine for a short hop across the pond. The return of this service also coincides with the 45th anniversary of Delta serving the UK-US market.
All US carriers cut service to Havana during the pandemic. American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all resumed flights already. Delta just restarted this past Monday with twice daily flights operating from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Havana Jose Marti International Airport (HAV). These are operated by Airbus A320 aircraft for the very short flight with First Class, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin seating (Cuba is only 90 miles from Miami).
Anthony’s Take: My parents went to Cuba years ago (and my grandparents visited on their honeymoon). It’s long been on my list to visit and I might go there in the near term. Tourism is still forbidden, but there are a host of other permissible exceptions. I’ve actually never flown into Gatwick and am always happy to see additional choices.
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