Delta has reduced flights to South Korea following the coronavirus outbreak. It is one of many airlines to take the decision to reduces flights to the region in aim of mitigating the spread of the disease.
From 29 February to 30 April, the carrier will suspend service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Incheon, with the last flight departing MSP for ICN on February 28 and departing ICN for MSP on 29 February. Delta will also reduce to five times weekly its services between ICN and Atlanta, Detroit and Seattle through 30 April. The airline’s new service from Incheon to Manila, previously scheduled to begin 29 March, will now start on 1 May.
Delta says the health and safety of customers is the airline’s main priority. Delta remains in constant contact with the foremost communicable disease experts at the CDC, WHO and local health officials to respond to the coronavirus as well as ensure training, policies, procedures and cabin cleaning and disinfection measures meet and exceed guidelines.