The airline will "operate four direct weekly flights between New York-JFK and Lisbon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays."
American Delta Air Lines returned to Lisbon this Saturday with a flight from New York and will continue with four weekly connections between the two cities, according to a statement released Monday.
“The first flight of Delta Air Lines’ resumed popular service between Lisbon and New York-JFK landed at Humberto Delgado airport this Saturday, August 7,” the carrier announced, noting that the plane returned to the American city on the same day.
“With the landing of flight DL272 in Lisbon this weekend, Delta Air Lines resumes a popular year-round route between Portugal and the United States that started on May 26, 2017,” the company said, assuring that “the reintroduction of this transatlantic route follows the Portuguese government’s decision last June to suspend entry restrictions that allow US travellers to visit the country for the first time in over a year.”
As such, the airline will “operate four direct weekly flights between New York-JFK and Lisbon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays”, with “Delta’s services between the US and Portugal being operated together with partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic” and so customers can also arrive in Portugal via Delta’s European hubs in Amsterdam and Paris.”
“Portugal has been one of Delta’s most popular destinations for travellers and we are delighted to reopen this valued route to American tourists, further supporting the economic recovery from the global pandemic,” Amy Martin, Delta’s general manager of international network planning, said, quoted in the same statement.
The carrier warned that passengers travelling to Portugal “must have a negative PCR or NAAT test or a negative antigen test, respectively within 72 hours or 24 hours prior to travel” and that there will be “no quarantine for travellers coming from the United States.”