Delta Air Lines is to connect New York City with Bogota in Colombia from 21 December when it starts a daily Boeing 757-200 route.
The new service will fly out of New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport before arriving at El Dorado International Airport on 22 December.
“The JFK-BOG route is important for Delta’s growth in the region as we continue to strive to connect Latin America and the world better than any other airline,” said Ricardo Garnica Montoya, Delta’s sales manager in Colombia.
Delta has grown its presence in New York City by over 65 per cent in the last 10 years and today operates more than 520 peak-day departures from its hubs at LaGuardia Airport and JFK – including more than 240 daily departures from JFK.
As one of Delta’s main hubs, JFK serves many important destinations in Latin America including Brazil and Mexico, as well as the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Aruba, among others.
In March, Delta announced an upgauge for the winter season Bogota flight connecting Delta’s headquarters at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport.
Also upcoming this December, Delta returns to Mumbai after a 10-year haitus when it starts a new route from JFK.