Delta Air Lines announced it will be the first airline to resume service to Athens after Greece opens with no quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers or those with a negative PCR test.
Delta will restart its nonstop daily flights between Athens International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting on May 28. The service will provide connections from 44 cities in the United States to the popular Greek destination.
On July 2, the airline will also launch new daily nonstop service between Athens International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which provides connection opportunities from 143 cities across the country.
Travelers flying with Delta to Athens will not be required to quarantine as long as they present a vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 test issued up to 72 hours before arrival.
“Customers are eager to reclaim their lives and for many that means traveling again,” Delta Senior Vice President Joe Esposito said. “Outdoor-friendly destinations like Greece are particularly in demand and flying Delta means you can continue to expect award-winning hospitality with new services to make the entire journey more enjoyable, simple, and stress-free.”
Both ATL and JFK routes will operate on the 293-seat Airbus A330, which is equipped with Wi-Fi and features Delta One full-flat beds, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin service.
The routes will be operated in conjunction with partners Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic.