Delta adds 4th daily Atlanta-Puerto Rico flight
SAN JUAN – Delta Air Lines is celebrating its 65th anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico, its station with the “longest uninterrupted service in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The airline has increased flights to the island’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
It offers three daily flights from ATL to SJU and three daily flights from JFK to SJU. Delta said in Thursday’s announcing release that due to growing demand, it is reinstating the fourth ATL-SJU daily flight, effective June 8. The airline operates ATL-SJU with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 180 seats, and JFK-SJU with a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats.
“I want to thank our customers for their preference as they witnessed and supported Delta’s growth over the last 65 years,” Luciano Macagno, Delta’s Managing Director – Latin America and the Caribbean, says in the release. “Achieving more than six decades of uninterrupted service would not have been possible without a team dedicated to serving with excellence every customer in every flight. I thank each of our San Juan colleagues for all you do every day.”
Michael Luciano, Delta’s station manager in San Juan, added: “Delta is part of Puerto Rico’s history, and our team proudly serves each customer be it those who travel to visit friends and family, or business people and tourists who support our economy. Our San Juan team has had the privilege to take care of distinguished composers, artists, sports superstars, and beauty queens, each of them representing Puerto Rico’s pride and legacy throughout the world.”
“Delta is an important ally that continues to bring together more people and businesses to promote Puerto Rico as an unparalleled tourism and business destination in the Caribbean,” Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is quoted in the release as well. “We look forward to continuing to work together to showcase our island to the world. Puerto Rico is open for tourism, and we are looking to a bright future together with Delta.”
The airline works with the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. and the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association to sponsor local events and festivals such as Saborea Puerto Rico, a culinary fair that starts Thursday and runs through Sunday.
The airline is partnering with the island’s tourism entities to host U.S. media and will toast the milestone at Saborea’s Bubbles and Bites event Thursday.
Delta is also a sponsor of the 28th Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest.