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L to R: Back row ‚Äì Dan Connolly and Catherine Hendrix, Airport Commission; Front row ‚Äì Judy Ross, SJC Assistant Director of Aviation; Delta‚Äôs Dana Debel, Managing Director, State & Local Government Affairs and Lisa Harbeson, SJC Station Manager. [/caption]
-- No. 1 Requested Domestic Route by Business and Leisure Travelers;
Five SJC Carriers Now Offer Nonstop Flights from SJC to New York-Area Airports --
San Jos√©, CA ‚Äì Delta Air Lines today began flying nonstop between New York‚Äôs John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Mineta San Jos√© International Airport (SJC). Delta‚Äôs new service is in response to strong passenger demand for more nonstop service to the
New York City area, the No. 1 requested U.S. destination by SJC travelers.
‚ÄúNew York is the most sought-after destination for Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers, and we warmly welcome Delta Air Lines‚Äô new nonstop flight to JFK,‚Äù said SJC‚Äôs Director of Aviation John Aitken. ‚ÄúWe thank Delta for their confidence and investment in Silicon Valley‚Äôs airport and see this service is already being embraced by our community on the inaugural day with full inbound and outbound flights.‚Äù
Delta‚Äôs SJC-JFK service operates using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with on-demand entertainment, power ports and in-flight Wi-Fi access at every seat. The seating configuration is 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin.
"We've heard loud and clear from our Bay Area customers that nonstop service to New York City is important to them, and we're pleased to offer this new daily flight," said Ranjan Goswami, Delta's Vice President, Los Angeles and Sales-West. "In addition to New York City access, this flight enables convenient connections to dozens of cities at our JFK hub to the Northeast and internationally."
The new Delta flight operates as follows*:
*Times are local. Average flight time is 6 hours.
New York-based business travelers will especially benefit from this flight and its timing as they can arrive in Silicon Valley in time for meetings at lunch and in the early- to late-afternoon, and can even travel home the same evening.
Delta is SJC‚Äôs third largest carrier, offering a total of 27 peak-day nonstops to six other cities: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
In addition to Delta‚Äôs New York-JFK service, other SJC carriers offering daily nonstop service to the New York area are:
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune‚Äôs top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry‚Äôs leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM andAlitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam,Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, S√£o Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub and Facebook.com/delta.
SJC: Transforming How Silicon Valley Travels
Mineta San Jos√© International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley‚Äôs airport, a self‚Äêsupporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San Jos√©. The airport serves 13 million passengers annually, with 210 peak daily departures on 16 international and domestic carriers to 54 nonstop destinations. SJC has been America‚Äôs fastest‚Äêgrowing major airport over the past two years, based on percentage increase in passenger seat capacity. For more airport information, visit flysanjose.com.