Delta Airlines plans to launch a new route to Rome from Boston in time for the 2020 summer travel season, further expanding its international network from the USA’s Northeastern region.

The Atlanta-based airline, which established a new hub at Boston’s Logan airport earlier this year, also says on 23 September that it assumes operations at all gates at Logan airport’s Terminal A this month, growing Delta’s airport footprint ahead of launching service to additional domestic markets. Delta is the terminal’s sole operator for the first time since the facility opened in 2005.

Boston is Delta’s second transatlantic gateway, and the new route will help the airline boost transatlantic capacity by more than 30% in 2020. Delta plans to launch four new transatlantic flights from Boston, including the new seasonal service to Rome. The carrier plans a second daily flight to Paris as well as new service to London-Gatwick and Manchester.

“From offering more international seats out of Boston than any other carrier to being the only airline at Logan with a fully dedicated terminal, we’re continuing to set ourselves apart for customers,” Delta chief executive Ed Bastian says.

Delta adds it will also extend seasonal service between Boston and Edinburgh and Lisbon, two popular destinations added in 2019.

The company says it nearly doubled its daily departures out of Boston since 2015. Later this month, the airline is to launch new domestic service to Chicago O’Hare, Newark-Liberty and Ronald Reagan Washington National airport.