Delta Air Lines Opens Copenhagen-NY Direct Route

If there’s one thing many air travelers want to avoid when heading to their destinations, it’s taking connecting flights. Changing planes can be quite a hassle so if it’s possible to take just one flight, so much the better.

Travelers from Denmark who are off to the United States are in luck because they will soon be able to book a direct flight to New York. The U.S. Delta Air Lines, considered the largest airline company in the world, has just announced that it will start a non-stop flight from the Danish capital to the J.F. Kennedy Airport in the Big Apple in 2010. This new direct route is set to be officially launched on May 27 next year and from then on, there will be one non-stop flight from Copenhagen to New York every day.

This news is a dream come true for Copenhagen Airport as it has long been wishing for such a direct route. Route development manager Ole Wieth Christensen said long non-stop flights have been a major part of their strategy with the Copenhagen Airport being in a central location in the Scandinavian region.

Currently, several airlines already have flights to New York from Denmark’s capital including SAS. However, the landing point in the U.S. is only at Newark in New Jersey.

Danish airport officials are enthusiastic that with Delta Air Lines’ new service from Denmark to New York’s largest airport, the JFK International Airport, Copenhagen’s own airport will benefit from the traffic junctions of the airline company. They are also optimistic that with this new non-stop route, Copenhagen will hopefully be well connected with other cities in the U.S. that use the JKF airport as transit point.

Delta Air Lines which is based in Atlanta, Georgia services 375 destinations in 88 countries. Its fleet is composed of purely Boeing aircrafts. Additionally, it is the only major U.S. airline that flies to Africa, one of the longest nonstop routes besides Mumbai.

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