WHY IT RATES: Delta’s move to increase flights to Puerto Rico is an important show of support for the destination and accommodates growing demand among travelers who want to visit the island.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer.
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“From Thanksgiving through the winter season, visitors flock to Puerto Rico to experience its vibrant culture, biodiversity, gastronomy, and hospitality. These flights connect those customers to the vast number of holiday festivities, which culminate with the San Sebastian Street Festival,” said Agustin Durand, Delta’s general manager – Central America and the Caribbean.”
The airline will transition to the Airbus A330-300 from December 21 to March 31. The 293-passenger aircraft includes 34 seats in First Class, 40 Comfort+ seats, and 219 Main Cabin seats. DL 559 will operate daily and will depart ATL at 9:40 am
“We are proud to be part of that movement saying: Puerto Rico is open for business. Delta has served San Juan for 66 years, making it the market with the longest uninterrupted service in Latin America and the Caribbean and we are pleased to offer business and leisure customers the best in operational reliability and customer service,” said Durand.
Delta continues to support Puerto Rico’s local economy by bringing people together to promote the unique attractions the island has to offer. Recently, the airline’s employees earned $726,000 in profit-sharing and were compensated for 1,000 hours of volunteer work. This year the airline sponsors Saborea Puerto Rico for the fifth year, an annual event that showcases the island’s culinary talent. In 2018, Delta transported more than 750,000 people to and from Puerto Rico.
SOURCE: Delta press release