Delta Cuts 40% of Capacity as Demand Falls Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Jesse Sokolow on 13 March 2020
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Delta Air Lines announced drastic cuts to its flying schedule by up to 40%, citing significantly lower demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The news was announced in a memorandum to employees.

“The speed of the demand fall-off is unlike anything we’ve seen – and we’ve seen a lot in our business,” the airline’s CEO, Ed Bastian, wrote.

Earlier, the airline will continue to operate close to its regular schedule  to Europe until March 16, at which point it will temporarily suspend a number of flights.

Following that, Delta will continue to offer one flight a day from Atlanta to Amsterdam, London Heathrow, and Paris, and from New York City to London Heathrow and Dublin. It will also continue to offer one flight per day from Detroit to Amsterdam and London Heathrow.

Flights to and from Mumbai, India, will be suspended temporarily from March 17.

In addition, the Atlanta-based carrier will continue to offer its regularly scheduled service to Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa from its New York and Atlanta hubs.

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