Delta Air Lines Inc on Friday announced plans to resume 50 flights on the international route this winter and in 2021 that have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While significant hurdles remain in the global fight against the pandemic, we are ready to connect customers with the people, places, opportunities and experiences they aspire to,” said Joe Esposito, senior vice president of planning network.
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Delta said the resumption of service would include daily flights from Seattle to Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.
In June, Delta announced it would resume flights between Seattle and Shanghai, making it the first US airline to restart operations between the US and China after flights were suspended in February due to the pandemic. .
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The U.S. airline said earlier this week that it would continue to block middle seats until at least January 6, covering the main holiday season, but would increase the passenger cap on its flights in October.
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(Reporting by Arunima Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)