Delta Airlines Cuts Off Services to Ten American Airports
Delta announced Friday that it is cutting service at 10 U.S. airports serving cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule.
According to a news report put out by USA Today, Delta says the airports where it is temporarily pulling service are relatively close to other, larger airports that travelers can use as an alternative.
The changes take effect Wednesday and will stay until September, the airline said, portraying the cutbacks as an attempt to reduce its employees' possible exposure to the coronavirus.
During the pandemic, Delta has announced it reducing its domestic flying by 80% and international flights by 90%. Delta is waiving change fees through Sept. 30, 2022 for customers who had flights canceled through this September and had booked before April 17.
Other airports being dropped by Delta include T.F. Green International and Manchester-Boston Regional, while the nearby Logan International in Boston will still have service. Oakland will no longer have service, with San Francisco International as the alternative.
In the same breath, Delta will no longer fly to Newport News/Williamsburg International, close to Norfolk International in Virginia; or Akron-Canton, though flyers can still go to Cleveland Hopkins in Ohio.