ATLANTA, Georgia, Wednesday June 25, 2014 — Delta Air Lines has announced the introduction of a new Saturday service from New York’s John F Kennedy airport to the Caribbean island of St Lucia. The weekly service starts on December 20, 2014, and will be operated using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity for 160 seats.
Delta indicated that the introduction of this service was in response to an increased demand for more connections between United States cities and the best tourist destinations in the Caribbean. According to a Delta spokesperson, the Caribbean is crucial to Delta´s success in New York and the airline is diligently working to meet customers’ expectations by offering increased connectivity, enhanced on-board services and state-of-the-art technology applied to travel.
In addition to the introduction of the new Caribbean route, customers may also now access Delta’s new Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport which opened on May 24, 2013, and is part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment project. The new terminal includes experience improvements such as nine new and seven renovated international gates; improved and renovated check-in areas, including a dedicated Sky Priority check-in area; an enlarged and centralized security checkpoint; new retail and dining options from some of New York’s most well-known chefs; and a new, 24,000-square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club with the first-ever Sky Deck rooftop terrace.