New services from Heathrow to Boston and Miami are to be introduced as part of international expansion by Delta Air Lines next year.
Boston will be served by two flights a day and Miami with a daily frequency from March 26, complementing existing services to New York-JFK, Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis-St Paul.
The airline is introducing intra-Florida flights from Miami to improve connections to Florida’s key business and leisure destinations including Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa/St Petersburg.
The internal Florida flights will be operated by Delta Connection carriers Comair and Pinnacle using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. The Boston service will be timed to connect to 15 US domestic destinations.
The airline is also starting New York-Reykjavik flights from June 2 and has applied for new routes to China from the US.
Delta also will expand frequency between Pittsburgh and Paris to daily service for summer 2011, up from five a week; and add additional daily flights between Boston and Paris, New York-Paris and Seattle-Amsterdam.
Each of the new routes between the US and Europe will be operated within the scope of Delta’s transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia.
The airline’s network planning, revenue management and marketing vice-president Glen Hauenstein said: “International business travel demand is the underpinning of the global economic recovery.
“With double-digit revenue growth in almost every international business market over the last year, our 2011 schedule reflects a measured response to business customers’ desire for increased access to the world’s most important business capitals.
“New flights to China, London’s Heathrow Airport and increased flights to our international alliance partners’ gateways at Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and Guangzhou are cornerstones of our international plan for 2011.”