“Delta Air Lines revives its journey to Curaçao, a Caribbean gem, after a 13-year gap. The first service, commencing on December 16, 2023, expands the airline’s robust Latin American network, offering weekly connections from Atlanta to Curaçao. This reintroduced route, recent financial successes, and dynamic fleet expansion underscore Delta’s dedication to growth and a thriving winter season in the Caribbean.”
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced on July 14, 2023, that it would resume service to the Caribbean vacation destination of Curaçao after a 13-year pause. The airline last flew from the island in 2010. The renewed service, set to commence on December 16, 2023, will add another feather to Delta’s cap, expanding its Caribbean footprint.
The Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Curaçao International Airport (CUR) in Willemstad route will operate on a Saturday-only service basis. This new service makes Delta the third airline providing year-round connectivity between Curaçao and the United States. The flights will utilize Delta’s 737-800 aircraft, offering first, extra-legroom economy, and main cabin classes with high-speed WiFi and Delta Studio for in-flight entertainment.
Delta’s return to Curaçao is part of the airline’s larger expansion strategy, designed to offer an extensive winter holiday schedule. Delta’s strategic move is to capitalize on the high demand for Caribbean destinations during the winter months.
Delta’s new Curaçao route adds 500 weekly frequencies to Latin American destinations from Atlanta. As the most significant carrier flying out of Hartsfield-Jackson, Delta’s network in the Caribbean and Central America is set to expand even further, with over 44 different Latin American destinations planned for this upcoming winter.
Delta has started flights from Atlanta to Cozumel International Airport (CZM) in Mexico and Rafael Nuñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena, Colombia. The airline also offers exclusive nonstop services to Caribbean destinations like Aruba, San José del Cabo, and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, providing travelers with more options.
The re-establishment of this service increases the number of airlines connecting Curaçao to the United States to four, thereby making Curaçao more accessible to American travelers. Delta, American, United, and JetBlue also operate flights to Curaçao.
The resumption of the Atlanta-Curaçao route follows a successful period for Delta, which recently posted its best quarterly financial results ever. The airline’s continuous expansion of its fleet and connections reaffirms its dynamic approach to servicing its growing list of destinations. With a bold winter 2023 route map, Delta looks forward to a bustling peak Caribbean travel season and new opportunities for vacationers, particularly those from the Atlanta area, looking to visit Curaçao.