Air Tahiti Nui, originally scheduled to resume their seasonal Papeete-JFK service on June 15th, has announced it will not operate the service this year, citing poor bookings and an effort to consolidate operations. The Tahiti-based carrier also dropped their service to Osaka, Japan.
Delta Air Lines will relaunch the daily flights between JFK and Tokyo, Japan (NRT) previously operated by Northwest. Service will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Air Europa will inaugurate daily flights between Madrid, Spain (MAD) and JFK on June 1st. Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Delta Air Lines introduces their newly acquired (via their merger with Northwest) Airbus A330 aircraft on June 1st, serving Athens, Greece (ATH) and Venice, Italy (VCE) from JFK.
In May, Delta Air Lines will be upgrading various JFK to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) flights from Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-200LR aircraft until the end of June.
South African Airways will be eliminating their Dakar, Senegal (DKR) stop on the Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) to JFK route making it nonstop. Flights are operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft.