Delta announces plans to restart more routes, international flights in June

Delta Air Lines released new details in its plan to move forward as it tries to attract passengers back.

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines released new details in its plan to move forward as it tries to attract passengers back, including more flights in June.

The Atlanta-based airline said the June schedule is “significantly reduced” compared to last year, but several major routes will return, both domestic and international.

For some people, the thought of sitting in an enclosed cabin in this age of coronavirus is just something they do not want to do.

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Delta and other airlines realize this and have put measures in place to keep passengers safe. The airline sent out an email to all its customers about them this week.

“While this crisis has made us distance ourselves, the isolation has brought a sense of togetherness as we check in on one another. I will continue to communicate with you and ask that you share any feedback you have," Delta CEO Ed Bastian said. “You can rest assured that we are taking every step to keep you safe throughout your journey when you are ready to fly with us again.”

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All fights will only be at 60% cabin capacity. The aircraft cabin along with gates and jet ways will be sprayed. The tray tops and seat back screens will be wiped down. The check-in gates will have plexiglass screens.

Everyone from passengers to the crews will be required to wear masks. The company is encouraging travelers to bring their own masks but will provide them for free to customers who need them.

Delta has also blocked off middle seats.

“I feel like they’re doing a really good job communicating throughout the last eight weeks or so,” Maura Neill told Channel 2’s Richard Elliot.

Neill is a realtor and national instructor who travels a lot. She is also a Delta platinum medallion member. She hasn’t flown since February but likes the new safety plans.

“Nobody wants to fly in the middle seat anyway, so it makes sense for them to cancel any middle seat bookings for now,” she said.

Delta does plan to resume some of its major routes next month, which were mostly canceled throughout May.

From Atlanta, you’ll be able to fly to Bermuda, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cancun and Mexico City and overseas to Paris, Frankfurt and Lagos.

Here is where Delta will fly internationally in June. The schedule is subject to change.

CANADA​

  • Detroit to Montreal (daily)
  • Detroit to Ottawa (daily)
  • Detroit to Toronto (daily)
  • Minneapolis to Calgary (daily)
  • Minneapolis to Edmonton (daily)
  • Minneapolis to Winnipeg (daily)
  • New York-JFK to Toronto (daily)
  • Seattle to Vancouver (daily)

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Caribbean

  • Atlanta to Aruba (less than daily service restarts in second half of June)
  • Atlanta to Bermuda (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to Bonaire (Saturday only service restarts in second half of June)
  • Atlanta to Kingston, Jamaica (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to Montego Bay, Jamaica (daily)
  • Atlanta to Nassau, Bahamas (daily)
  • Atlanta to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to San Juan, Puerto Rico (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to St. Croix (Saturday only)
  • Atlanta to St. Lucia (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to St. Maarten (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to St. Thomas (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to Santiago, Dominican Republic (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to San Juan, Puerto Rico (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (less than daily)​

Central America

  • Atlanta to Liberia, Costa Rica (less than daily service restarts in second half of June)
  • Atlanta to Panama City, Panama (less than daily service restarts in second half of June)
  • Atlanta to San José, Costa Rica (less than daily service restarts in second half of June)
  • Atlanta to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to San Salvador, El Salvador (less than daily service restarts in second half of June)​

Mexico

  • Atlanta to Cancun (daily)
  • Atlanta to Mexico City (daily)
  • Detroit to Mexico City (less than daily)
  • Los Angeles to Los Cabos (less than daily)
  • Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta (less than daily)
  • Salt Lake City to Mexico City (daily)​

South America​

  • Atlanta to Bogotá, Colombia (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to São Paulo, Brazil (less than daily)

TRANS-ATLANTIC

  • Atlanta to Amsterdam (daily)
  • Atlanta to Frankfurt (less than daily)
  • Atlanta to Lagos (less than daily*)
  • Atlanta to Paris-Charles De Gaulle (less than daily)
  • Detroit to Amsterdam (daily)
  • Detroit to London-Heathrow (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to Amsterdam (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to Paris-Charles De Gaulle (less than daily)
  • New York-JFK to Tel Aviv (less than daily)​

*Delta’s restart of service to Nigeria is subject to foreign government approval. Delta’s Frankfurt and London flights also double as scheduled cargo service.

TRANS-PACIFIC

  • Detroit to Seoul-Incheon (daily)
  • Detroit to Shanghai (daily*)
  • Seattle to Seoul-Incheon (less than daily)
  • Seattle to Shanghai (daily*)
  • ​Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (less than daily)

Delta’s restart of passenger flights to China is subject to government approval. The airline will also operate cargo-only service from Shanghai to Atlanta and Los Angeles.