Delta Air Lines is taking advantage of Latin America’s tourism boom by expanding services to that region.
To this extent, the Georgia-based American carrier has added daily flights to nearly a dozen destinations in the region. The latest additions bring the carrier’s total number of Latin American cities covered to 44 with the number of daily seats rising to 25,000, marking a 20 per cent increase in seats over last year’s Christmas season.
Delta also increased the frequency of flights from its US hubs, mainly Atlanta and New York City to several Latin American cities, including Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Cancún (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). It also launched daily flights to San José (Costa Rica) and Quito (Ecuador).
Other new routes include: Montego Bay (Jamaica), Aruba, Liberia (Costa Rica), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) and Roatan (Honduras). The carrier will also add routes to Cozumel (Mexico) and Holguín (Cuba).
The addition of routes helps Delta restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. Delta generated nearly US$3 billion in revenue from flights serving Latin American destinations in 2022, a 10 per cent increase from the previous year.
Delta’s partnership with Latin America has also contributed to the carrier’s increase in flights to the region.
Alex Antilla, Delta vice president for Latin America, in a statement said, “we’ve been working closely with Latin America to introduce exciting new routes that are expanding opportunities for customers traveling between the US and South America.”