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Delta upgrades 4 of its newest transatlantic routes, bringing big growth to NYC, LA

Just a few months after announcing nine new transatlantic routes, Delta Air Lines is back with an exciting update.

The Atlanta-based carrier plans to upgrade four of these new long-haul flights to year-round service, a carrier spokesperson tells TPG. The international flights that'll be flown year-round include:

  • Los Angeles — London.

  • Los Angeles — Paris.

  • New York — Berlin.

  • New York — Geneva.

When Delta first announced these flights in September, the airline unveiled a big summer-focused expansion, designed to capitalize on the increased demand for transatlantic vacations during the warmer months and school breaks.

That's why the airline had originally scheduled all of the aforementioned flights to end on Oct. 27, 2023, and possibly return in the following summer season.

However, demand has seemingly been strong enough to support the upgrade to year-round service. Delta will load the additional flights into its schedule over the weekend, and the new frequencies will be available for purchase by Monday, Jan. 30.

Perhaps most interesting is the expansion of flights to Geneva, which will be a brand-new pin on Delta's route map when flights commence on April 10. Delta last flew to the Swiss city 30 years ago, in 1993.

Equally exciting for Delta customers is the transatlantic expansion in two of Delta's big coastal hubs. Los Angeles hasn't been connected to Europe with Delta flights since March 2020, so this is welcome news for loyalists based in Southern California who prefer the convenience of a nonstop flight to Europe.

Delta hasn't flown from L.A. to London since October 2015, and the carrier will go up against multiple daily flights available on American, United and British Airways in the market. Delta's transatlantic joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic also operates up to three daily flights between the two cities.

Meanwhile, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui connect L.A. and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and Delta's service will supplement what's offered by the former carrier, another one of its transatlantic joint venture partners. In addition, budget carrier French Bee flies from LAX to Paris Orly (ORY), a secondary airport serving the French capital.

This article originally appeared on The Points Guy

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