The airline Delta Air Lines will resume its seasonal service between New York and Nice at the end of March, and is emphasizing the new Premium cabin and the offer of new sustainable products on board, including toiletry kits and more ecological bedding.
From March 27, 2022, the American company will offer five flights per week between Nice-Côte d’Azur and New York-JFK airport, operated by which can accommodate 34 passengers in Delta Business class in the new cabins. One, 20 in Premium and 184 in Economy (including 28 in Comfort Plus). Departures from France are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. to arrive at 3:05 p.m., “return” flights leaving the United States at 7:40 p.m. to land the next day at 10:00 a.m. The service will become daily on May 2.
Delta will again be in competition on this axis with La Compagnie, plus the newcomer United Airlines whose flights will begin at the end of April (they were scheduled in May 2020 but had been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
The SkyTeam alliance company will offer a wider choice of cabins this summer than ever before, with up to 237 daily seats, including 20 in Delta Premium Select and 33 in Delta One. Customers choosing to travel “in Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, will benefit from wider seats with more legroom and recline, adjustable headrests and footrests and larger entertainment screens. They also have access to certain SkyPriority benefits at the airport for “more flexible service on the ground”, while in flight they have dedicated baggage compartment space and a dedicated flight attendant.
As part of its “sustainability approach”, Delta is making changes to its onboard services to reduce single-use plastic. Along with Delta One seats, the new toiletry bags produced by Mexican clothing brand Someone Somewhere use regenerated and locally sourced cotton. Delta One customers can also sleep comfortably on bedding made from recycled plastic bottles. Meals for international guests in Economy are served with new crockery made from biodegradable materials, bamboo cutlery and a premium paper placemat.
“As demand recovers, we expect strong bookings on the Nice-New York route as customers rediscover the United States and American tourists explore the Riviera’s coastal towns, beautiful beaches and of course, the local dining scene,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, in a statement. “With new products and new onboard experiences, Delta is offering something to every customer traveling to or from Nice, and we look forward to contributing to the continued recovery of the region’s economy.”
Delta provides all its connections to France, where it also serves Paris-CDG, as part of its transatlantic joint venture with Air France. “For 30 years, Delta Air Lines has linked North America to the Côte d’Azur, and I would like to thank the company for this loyalty and the trust it places in our airport”, declared Franck Goldnadel, president of the board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur. “This longevity, and the connection network that the company offers from New York, is in line with the very spirit of air transport: connecting people, facilitating cultural and economic exchanges and friendship between peoples”.