Delta Air Lines Inc.
) is consolidating itself in the Caribbean market with its recently
announced non stop services connecting Barbados with both Atlanta
and New York. Notably, Delta Airlines is resuming its operation in
Barbados after a gap of 3 years. The flights will be operational
effective Dec 4, 2014.
Delta Airlines will be operating twice weekly between its New
York and Atlanta hubs, connecting Barbados. Scheduled for Thursdays
and Saturdays, the flights will start simultaneously from New York
and Atlanta. The first one will fly to Barbados and then on to
Atlanta while the one from Atlanta will initially land at Barbados
before flying to New York.
The Atlanta-based premier carrier will use
The Boeing Co.
) 737 narrow bodied jets on the route which boast 16 seats in the
business class and 144 seats in United Economy, of which 18 are
economy comfort seats with additional legroom. Passengers can enjoy
television programs from
DISH Network Corp.
) aboard the flight.
Notably, Delta Airlines had started flying to Barbados from
Atlanta in 2006. Eventually, it discontinued its services therein
in 2011 owing to low demand. This time Delta has strategically
connected Barbados with New York and Atlanta to provide passengers
access to various cities across the U.S. and around the world from
these two major hubs. The Barbados flights add to Delta's extensive
presence within the Caribbean community, where it already flies to
Aruba, Bermuda, Haiti, St Maarten and Grand Cayman Island.
The Caribbean remains a strong point for Delta's rival
JetBlue Airways Corporation
), where the carrier offers non stop service to 25 destinations. Of
late, Southwest Airlines also flagged off services to the
Caribbeans in a bid to grab market share from JetBlue.
We believe with the U.S. economy improving, the recommencement
of service at the island country from two of the most well
connected U.S. destinations will increase scope for Barbados-bound
traffic, thus boosting Delta Airlines' performance.
Delta Airlines currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
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