While the five routes that will begin for the first time are already known, it is worth summarizing them collectively. Note that this article excludes all domestic routes by the carrier, even if they exceed 3,000 miles (4,828 km), the long-haul cut-off point, such as Delta’s new Boston-Honolulu service.

These routes are new in 2024

Delta’s long-haul international flights are from 12 US airports. In order of the year’s departures, they are New York JFK, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Portland (OR), Cincinnati, and Orlando. Las Vegas is excluded as it only had a few conference-related flights to Amsterdam, Paris CDG, and Seoul Incheon.

Routing Starts* Flights (aircraft) Comments Get tickets
Los Angeles-Brisbane December 4 Three weekly (A350-900) Will join Qantas and United Click here
Minneapolis-Dublin May 10 Daily (767-300ER) Will join Aer Lingus, which resumes on April 24, having last operated it in 2020 Click here
New York JFK-Munich April 9 Three weekly (767-300ER, 767-400ER) Will compete against Lufthansa. Lufthansa and United operate from Newark Click here
New York JFK-Naples May 23 Daily (767-300ER) The airport pair was last served by Air Italy in 2017. Delta will coexist with United from Newark, which resumed the route in 2022. American begins Philadelphia-Naples on June 5 Click here
Seattle-Taipei June 6 Daily (A330-900) The first time it has had non-stop flights. DL167 flew via Tokyo in 2015/2017. Will compete with EVA Air Click here
* Day from the US

These four routes are due to return

They include services to Tel Aviv and Shanghai. As United resumed Newark-Tel Aviv on March 6 and has brought forward the return of Los Angeles-Shanghai from October to August, Delta will probably return them as planned. However, government figures shows that tourism to Israel is 82% lower than it was, no doubt significantly impacting United’s performance, which may, in turn, impact Delta’s resumption.

  • Atlanta-Zurich: four weekly from May 31 using the 767-300ER; last served in 2019
  • Los Angeles-Shanghai Pudong: four weekly from October 27 using the A350-900; last served in 2020
  • New York JFK-Shannon: daily from May 23 using the 767-300ER; last served in 2019 (the 767 was last used in 2017)
  • New York JFK-Tel Aviv: daily from May 1 using the A330neo; last served in October 2023

Written by: JT

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