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Delta and its SkyTeam partners have announced a significant increase in their services to/from Boston for 2019 and, coming on top of Delta’s other increased Boston services over the past two years (a new Las Vegas service and new services to San Francisco andJamaica) this puts Delta in a very strong position in Boston.
The Overall Picture
In 2019 Delta and its partners plan to offer up to 152 daily departures from Boston Logan Airport representing and increase of “nearly 30 daily departures compared to 2018”.
That’s an increase of almost 25% in operations.
By fall 2019 Delta and its partners will serve 58 destinations out of Boston and they will offer more international seats out of Boston than any other airline or alliance.
As a result of the significantly increased services Delta, in conjunction with Massport, will take over operations across all gates at Boston’s Terminal A from 3Q 2019.
The New Expansion – International Routes
Starting from 31 March 2019 Delta and its SkyTeam partners will be adding three new international routes out of Boston and four new domestic routes too. Seven existing routes will also see their frequencies increased.
Boston – Amsterdam
This is a new service which will be operated by KLM from 31 March 2019 on the following schedule:
KL618 BOS 20:40 – 09:15+1 day AMS (Wed, Fri & Sun)
KL617 AMS 17:00 – 18:30 BOS (Wed, Fri & Sun)
KLM will operate this route using its Airbus A330-300 aircraft and the new service will supplement Delta’s existing double daily service between Boston and Amsterdam.
Boston – London Heathrow
This is a route on which Delta and Virgin Atlantic already each offer a daily service but, from 1 April 2019, Virgin Atlantic will add a morning flight out of Boston too:
VA158 BOS 08:30 – 22:10 LHR
VS157 LHR 20:30 – 23:00 BOS
Virgin Atlantic will be using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft for these flights with 31 Business Class seats and 48 Premium Economy seats.
Boston – Seoul-Incheon
From 12 April 2019 Korean Air will launch a 5x/week service between Seoul and Boston on the following schedule:
KE90 BOS 13:30 – 16:50+1 day ICN (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun)
KE89 ICN 09:30 – 10:30 BOS (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun)
The new route will be operated by Korean’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offering 6 First Class seats, 18 Business Class seats and 247 Economy Class seats.
This will be a great Economy Class option for travelers as Korean offers 18″ wide seats with 33″ of pitch (leg room) in its 787-9 Economy Class cabin and that is comfortably more than you’ll get on most airlines.
Boston – Edinburgh
From 23 May 2019 Delta will offer a new seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh in Scotland.
The route will be operated daily by a Delta Boeing 757 on the following schedule:
DL122 BOS 21:53 – 09:25+1 day EDI (Daily)
DL123 EDI 10:40 – 12:49 BOS (Daily)
As things stand this route is scheduled to operate through 2 September 2019.
Boston – Lisbon
Delta already operates services to Lisbon out of Atlanta and New York and now we can add Boston to that list. From 23 May 2019 Delta will operate a daily seasonal service between Boston and Lisbon on the following schedule:
DL124 BOS 21:19 – 08:55+1 day LIS (Daily)
DL125 LIS 10:25 – 13:15 BOS (Daily)
This route will be operated by a Boeing 757 aircraft and, as things stand, it is scheduled to operate through 2 September 2019.
The New Expansion – Domestic Routes
From 1 April 2019 Delta will launch a 3x/day service between Boston and Cleveland. The new flights will be available fo sale from 22 December 2018 and, at the time of writing, the flights have not been loaded into the schedules.
As things stand Delta offers 24 weekly flights between Boston and Pittsburgh – 4 flights/day Monday – Friday, 1 flight on Saturday and 3 flights on Sundays.
From 2 April 2019 Delta will add a further 5 flights (one per day) to its Monday – Friday schedule.
From 14 April 2019 Delta will go from offering two daily flights between Boston and Jacksonville to three.
From 15 April 2019 Delta will go from offering three daily flights between Boston and Nashville to four.
From 8 June 2019 Delta will add a further daily flight to its Boston – Indianapolis route taking its total number of flights to 27.
From 8 June 2019 Delta increase the number of flights on this route from 24 to 37 by adding an extra two flights per day Monday – Friday, and extra flight on Saturdays and an extra two flights on Sundays.
Delta will launch a new 5x/day service between Boston and Chicago O’Hare from 8 September 2019.
Newark will get a new 4x/day service from Boston starting from 9 September 2019.
Washington D.C. (DCA)
From 8 September 2019 Delta will offer a new 6x/day service between Boston and Washington’s Reagan Airport.