Delta Expands In Panama City

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Delta Air Lines has expanded in Panama with three new routes from the U.S. The expansion began on December 18 with new service from Panama City (PTY) to Delta’s Los Angeles (LAX) hub, new service to Orlando (MCO) and a second Saturday flight from the airline’s Atlanta (ATL) hub. 

On Monday, December 20, the airline welcomed its third inaugural flight in three days, with customers arriving from Delta’s New York (JFK) hub to PTY. The occasion was marked by celebrations attended by Panama's tourism minister Ivan Eskildsen

Delta’s expansion in Panama represents an 80 percent increase in capacity versus the same period in 2019, with the airline now offering 13 weekly flights, the largest number between the two countries since the launch of service in 1998.

Customers transiting through LAX can connect to 48 U.S. cities, while JFK offers flights to 46 U.S. cities. At LAX, Delta is investing $1.86 billion to modernize and upgrade Terminals 2 and 3 and connect them to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The central head house is set to open in Q1 2022. Additionally, the Delta-funded JFK Terminal 4 redevelopment program will make JFK travel more convenient for customers by summer 2023—with 10 new gates, an additional domestic baggage claim carousel and the consolidation of all of Delta’s JFK operations into Terminal 4.

New L.A. and Orlando service—Delta’s only international flight at MCO—are both operating once weekly on the 199-seat Boeing 757 aircraft and the 180-seat Boeing 737-900, respectively. The JFK service is operated on the 160-seat Boeing 737-800 three times per week, increasing to four times in March 2022.

In addition to Main Cabin, all aircraft offer a spacious First Class cabin and extra legroom. All customers will enjoy in-seat power outlets for their devices, Wi-Fi available for purchase and free mobile messaging, and personal seat-back entertainment screens featuring premium content, including curated playlists and podcasts from Delta’s partnership with Spotify, plus a brand-new selection of seasonally inspired beverages.

Delta continues to evolve its layers of protection in a bid to offer customers a safer travel experience. Its customers can stay updated on entry details for all countries with the Delta Discover Map as well as its one-stop Travel Planning Center.

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