Delta Makes Significant Cuts to Japan Flight Schedule

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 March 2020
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Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it was significantly reducing the number of flights it offers to Asian destinations as a result of the spread of the coronavirus in the region.

The Atlanta-based carrier said that the changes come in respond to “reduced demand” as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The airline will slash the number of flights to Tokyo from several cities including Portland, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. It will reduce the frequency of each from daily to three times per week, five times per week, and five times per week, respectively. It is also reducing the frequency of service to Nagoya from both Detroit and Honolulu from daily to three times per week.

The carrier is delaying the start of its new service from Seoul’s Incheon Airport to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport.  In addition, it is suspending its seasonal service between Seattle and Osaka for the summer of 2020, and plans to restart it in the summer of 2021.   The airline will continue to serve Osaka from Honolulu in the interim, although it is reducing the frequency of that service from daily to three times a week.

Finally, Delta said it will continue with its planned consolidation of its flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting March 28.  The airline will end service to Tokyo’s Narita Airport from Atlanta, Detroit, Honolulu, Portland, and Seattle on March 28 and commence service from those cities to Haneda.   Delta already serves Haneda from Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

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