Boost For Shannon As Delta Opts For Larger Aircraft on JFK Route

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Over 300 additional seats a week will be available on Delta Air Lines (Delta) Shannon/New York(JFK) route this summer after the airline confirmed it will use a larger plane for the service.

Delta confirmed last Autumn that they would return to Shannon on May 25th this year, having last operated the route in 2019. The carrier did not return to Shannon in 2020 after the Covid pandemic put a stop to international travel.

When it was confirmed that Delta would resume services from the mid-west airport this summer, it had been expected that the airline would continue to use the Boeing 757 aircraft which would have added over 2,750 seats each week to and from New York for the summer schedule.


The Boeing 757 is a single aisle 197 seater aircraft however,  with news now that the Atlanta based carrier will deploy a larger 767 aircraft on the Shannon-JFK-Shannon route, there will a total 3,024 weekly seats to and from JKF this year.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed: “JFK-SNN is currently set to be operated by the 767 (76K), up from the 757 (75G) that had been scheduled on the route. This amounts to an increase of 23 seats  (per flight) in going from 193 to 216 seats.”