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Topic: DL To Increase ATH Service For Olympics
Username: FlyPNS1
Posted 2003-11-25 14:53:46 and read 3187 times.

Starting June 2, 2004, DL will add three weekly flights from JFK to ATH to handle additional traffic expected for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031125/cltu003_1.html

Nice to see DL working to get a little more of the Olympic traffic. It's probably the only transatlantic increase DL will do at JFK in 2004.

Topic: RE: DL To Increase ATH Service For Olympics
Username: ScottysAir
Posted 2003-11-25 15:59:18 and read 3079 times.

Well, this is great news for added more flight out of JFK to ATH. How is those load factors were doing out of JFK-ATH flight? Is that possible for getting more people going on their trip to ATH?

Topic: RE: DL To Increase ATH Service For Olympics
Username: N670UW
Posted 2003-11-25 16:03:43 and read 3068 times.

I wonder if any other U.S. carriers will fly to ATH for the Olympics (e.g. CO EWR-ATH, etc.) or if they'll just rely on their European partners.

Topic: RE: DL To Increase ATH Service For Olympics
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2003-11-25 17:59:32 and read 2967 times.

EWR-ATH with a 762ER would probably be a very good year-round route for Continental, perhaps a thrice-weekly service.

Over the years we haven't seen an abundance of U.S-Greece direct service. Pan Am used to fly it from JFK with a 747, TWA flight #880/881 operated JFK-ATH with a 747, and that's pretty much it I think...besides the current DL 763ER flights. Let's not forget about the old Olympic 742's which flew to JFK and BOS.

I'm sure the abundance of alliances between U.S/European carriers have something to do with this lack of nonstop service...might as well have the passengers connect from NW to KL in AMS to catch a flight down to ATH.



Stephen in New Orleans


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