The HND slot will now be returned to the allocation pool, allowing other U.S. carriers to apply for it. Subsequently, United Airlines (UA) has expressed interest in launching a route from HND to Guam (GUM)/Houston (IAH), reports Ishrion Aviation.
Delta Cancels Portland-Tokyo Flights
Delta’s route from Portland (PDX) to Seoul (ICN), originally scheduled to begin at the end of March 2024, has been removed from sale for most days. Currently, only business class fares remain available on a limited number of days, and it is unclear if this indicates a cancellation.
ZIPAIR Tokyo (ZG), a low-cost carrier established by Japan Airlines (JL), is considering Honolulu, Hawaii, and Portland in the United States as top candidates for service after meeting international standards.
With Delta discontinuing the PDX-Tokyo route, this could potentially open the way for ZIPAIR to operate on this route.
More Flights to Paris
Exciting news for Cincinnati (CVG) as Delta Air Lines is set to increase the frequency of its Paris (CDG) route from 3x weekly to 7x weekly starting in May 2024. Further, this will restore the route to its pre-COVID frequency.
In addition to British Airways’ (BA) London (LHR) flight, CVG will now have significantly more transatlantic capacity compared to 2019 levels, representing an approximately 80% increase.
Delta’s plans for Summer 2024 include the continued use of the Boeing 767-400 aircraft on the CVG-CDG route, an upgrade from the 767-300 used in 2019.
Stay tuned for more updates on other route increases for 2024. This includes an increase in frequency from Atlanta (ATL) to Paris (CDG) from 18x to 21x weekly. Subsequently, an increase in Boston (BOS) to Athens (ATH) to 7x weekly, up from 4x in 2023.
Domestic Widebody Services
Delta Air Lines has updated its domestic widebody schedule for the period through December. Here are the key details:
- Starting from December 16, there will be 2x daily Airbus A350-900 flights on the Atlanta (ATL) to Salt Lake City (SLC) route.
- Also, from December 16, there will be 4x daily 767-300 flights on the Atlanta (ATL) to San Francisco (SFO) route.
- Beginning in November, there will be 1x daily A330-300 flights on the Detroit (DTW) to Orlando (MCO) route.
Furthermore, Delta last operated the Airbus A350 to SLC over two years ago. This time, it will use the ex-LATAM (LA) aircraft. While the 767 has been used on the ATL-SFO route before, it’s uncertain whether it was as frequent as the upcoming 4x daily flights.
Further, these schedule changes are applicable through December 31, possibly extending beyond that date.
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