Delta to End JFK-Narita Flights Later This Year
Delta Air Lines announced plans to discontinue service from New York to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this fall. It also plans to end service linking Tokyo-Narita with Osaka and Bangkok.
The move follows the awarding of slots for daytime service from Los Angeles and Minneapolis to Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is located in the city. Delta will end flights from Minneapolis to Narita once Minneapolis-Haneda route goes operational.
The determination to drop the Narita flights was a “difficult decision” said Vinay Dube, the airline’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.
The Atlanta-based airline said it remains “committed” to a strong network in Asia-Pacific.
Delta plans to continue to provide flights to Narita from Atlanta, Detroit, Portland, and Seattle and will continue to serve Manila, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei from Narita as well.
In July 2014, Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division including a downsizing of its Tokyo Narita hub, and the cancellation of service from Narita to Hong Kong and from Nagoya to Manila.
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