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Delta has announced a new nonstop service from New York-JFK to Dubrovnik set to launch Jul. 2, 2021.

The flight marks the first time Delta will operate a nonstop service directly to Croatia. The new four-times-weekly service between Croatia’s Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) will operate on the 226-seat Boeing 767-300 featuring full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

“Customers are at the center of everything we do, including where we fly, and the addition of a new outdoor-friendly destination is another sign of the surge in demand we’re seeing,” said Joe Esposito, senior vice president – network planning, Delta, in a press release statement. “More countries are easing restrictions for vaccinated travelers, and we’re ready to help reconnect people to their lives and loved ones.”

Croatia is open to all travelers who are fully vaccinated, have a negative PCR test or proof of recent COVID-19 recovery. The nation is a popular European tourist destination, offering rich history and plentiful outdoor excursions.

“We are extremely pleased with the decision of Delta Air Lines to establish the NY-Dubrovnik route this summer,” said Nikolina Brnjac, Croatian Tourism Minister, in a press release statement. “Croatia has been open to U.S. tourists since the beginning of April, with proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative PCR or antigen test and booking confirmation. Our national Safe Stay in Croatia label ensures the highest epidemiological standards for tourists and we look forward to welcoming back American tourists very soon.”

In addition to the new Croatia service, Delta is also adding flights to other open-air destinations such as Reykjavík, Iceland and Athens, Greece. Delta has also significantly expanded its service to Alaska, with 23 daily flights to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

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