Delta to operate larger aircraft between Atlanta-San Juan
Anticipates heavy holiday travel
SAN JUAN – Delta Air Lines said it is prepared to accommodate increased Puerto Rico travel demand and will operate one of its four daily Atlanta-San Juan flights with largest type of aircraft that flies from the U.S. mainland to the island.
The Airbus A330-300 heavy jet is a three-class aircraft, one of which features lie-flat seats, an option typically available for longer overseas flights.
“From Thanksgiving through the winter season, visitors flock to Puerto Rico to experience its vibrant culture, biodiversity, gastronomy and hospitality. These flights connect those customers to the vast number of holiday festivities, which culminate with the San Sebastian Street Festival,” said Agustin Durand, Delta’s general manager – Central America and the Caribbean.”
The airline will transition to the Airbus A330-300, from Dec. 21 to March 31. The 293-passenger aircraft includes 34 seats in First Class, 40 Comfort + seats, and 219 main cabin seats.
Puerto Rico was recognized as the number one destination in The New York Times’ “Places to Go List,” as well as the fifth most popular spot on the Top International Spring Break Destinations list, according to Allianz Global Assistance, a travel insurance company, which classifies Puerto Rico as an international destination
“We are proud to be part of that movement saying: Puerto Rico is open for business. Delta has served San Juan for 66 years, making it the market with the longest uninterrupted service in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are pleased to offer business and leisure customers the best in operational reliability and customer service,” Durand said.
The airline is sponsoring Saborea Puerto Rico for the fifth year, an annual event that showcases the island’s culinary talent. In 2018, Delta transported more than 750,000 people to and from Puerto Rico.