By the Caribbean Journal staff
Delta Airlines is adding a major new route to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.
The carrier announced this week that it would be launching new nonstop service between Boston and Aruba.
The new flights, which will operate weekly on Saturdays, will officially launch on June 9.
“This summer, Delta will proudly offer Bostonians more options with 113 daily departures to 44 top business and leisure destinations said, Joe Esposito, Delta’s Vice President — Network Planning, Americas.” Delta people have been hard at work during the last two years to give our Boston customers the global airline they deserve and we’re looking forward to continuing these expansions and enhancements for our Boston customers in 2018 and beyond.”
The nonstop Aruba service will operate between June 9 and Aug. 18 on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in first class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin.
It’s a big boost for Aruba as it looks to grow as a year-round Caribbean destination.
“Delta continues to be a great partner at Logan International Airport and they have had incredible growth over the last decade,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “Millions travel through Logan each year, many on Delta flights, and we look forward to offering more choices for our passengers.”
The new service complements existing flights between Boston and Aruba on fellow air carrier JetBlue.