Delta to Reduce Japan-U.S. Flights amid Virus Spread


New York, March 4 (Jiji Press)--U.S. airline Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it will reduce the number of flights between Japan and the United States due to falls in passenger demand amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

United Airlines of the United States has already announced a similar plan.

Delta said that it will cut services to five a week between Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, and Atlanta and between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and Minneapolis from Saturday through April 30.

For the same period, the U.S. airline will also slash flights to three a week between Narita and Portland and between Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, and Detroit. Delta flights on the Honolulu-Centrair route and those linking Honolulu and Kansai International Airport in the western Japan prefecture of Osaka will be reduced to three per week as well.

Delta will suspend its summer seasonal Kansai-Seattle flights, initially scheduled to start on March 30. It hopes to resume the service in 2021.

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