Delta is expanding its service to Panama in December with the addition of new non-stop flights from Los Angeles, Orlando, and New York.
In total, Delta will offer 13 weekly flights between four U.S. cities and Panama this winter, “the most we’ve operated to the country since launching flights in 1998,” Delta said in a statement. With the new flights, Delta has increased its capacity to Panama by 80% since December 2019.
“From its breathtaking beaches and vibrant culture to its competitive economy in Latin America, Panama is a highly sought destination for business, and leisure travelers alike,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta’s managing director – Latin America, Caribbean, and South Florida.
Flight connections are one of the reasons Panama is so popular with international property buyers. It is easy to get to Panama City from anywhere in the world and the addition of new non-stop flights will only make it easier, in addition to adding a new competitor to help keep prices at reasonable rates.
The L.A. service to Panama City will operate once a week on Boeing 757, while a 737-900 will be used for the Orlando flights. The Orlando flight will be Delta’s only international flight from Florida city. The New York service will operate on the 160-seat Boeing 737-800 three times per week, eventually increasing to four times in March 2022.
Delta notes that the non-stop flights will also offer connections from a wide array of locations. “Customers transiting through LAX can connect to 48 U.S. cities, while JFK offers flights to 46 U.S. cities,” the airline points out in its statement. At LAX, Delta is investing $1.86 billion to modernize and upgrade Terminals 2 and 3 and connect them to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, which will also improve the travel experience.