Delta Air Lines announced (20-Oct-2009) the following European route changes, as part of efforts to strengthen its international network for Summer 2010. The European network changes will leverage Delta's JV with Air France-KLM and will involve the reintroduction of seasonal services on more than a dozen trans-Atlantic routes, as well as the launch/expansion of new services, as follows:
- New York JFK-Copenhagen: Daily from 27-May-2010;
- New York JFK-Stockholm: Daily from 27-May-2010;
- New York JFK-Tel Aviv: Upgraded from daily B767-300 to B747-400 equipment from 03-Jun-2010;
- Seattle-Amsterdam: Expanded from daily to ten times weekly from 01-Jun-2009. (Complete list of Delta Summer 2010 seasonal services)
In total, the Delta-Air France-KLM JV will have approximately 25% of the total trans-Atlantic market.[more]
Air France-KLM: “By integrating our trans-Atlantic operations, Air France, KLM and Delta give passengers what they wish: More choice, more frequencies, more convenient flight schedules and better customer services. By optimizing the use of our pooled resources, this joint venture helps us weather the current economic situation and protect our product offering," Bruno Matheu, Executive VP Marketing, Revenue Management and Network. Source: Company Statement, 20-Oct-2009.