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Delta to temporarily consolidate flying in select U.S. metros

Starting May 13, Delta will suspend service at 10 stations in markets with more than one Delta-served airport to allow more frontline employees to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk while customer traffic is low


Source: Delta


Building on the numerous health and safety measures Delta has implemented in recent weeks to protect our customers and employees, we will temporarily consolidate our operations in several markets served by multiple airports beginning May 13 while customer volume is significantly reduced. These changes will allow more of our frontline employees to minimize their COVID-19 exposure risk while ensuring convenient access to Delta’s network for those who must travel. Delta will continue providing essential service to impacted communities via neighboring airports.


Temporarily Suspended Airport

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)

  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)

  • T. F. Green International Airport (PVD)

  • Westchester County Airport (HPN)

  • Stewart International Airport (SWF)

  • Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)

  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)

  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)


Nearest Delta-Served Airport

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Logan International Airport (BOS)

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

  • Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

Delta will also temporarily suspend service to Saskatoon International Airport beginning May 13.


Stations will remain closed at least until September 2020, as Delta continues to evaluate overall network needs. Delta will re-accommodate customers whose travel is impacted as a result of service suspensions in these stations. Affected Delta employees will be provided pay protection options through Sept. 30, 2020.


“The safety of our employees and customers remains our primary focus as we navigate these challenges together,” said Sandy Gordon, Senior Vice President – Domestic Airport Operations. “By consolidating operations while customer traffic is low, we can allow more of our people to stay home in accordance with local health guidelines.”

Delta has announced an 85 percent reduction in our second quarter schedule, which include reductions of 80 percent in U.S. domestic capacity and 90 percent internationally.


Delta is looking at other opportunities to take similar measures in additional markets. Late last month, Delta filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation to consolidate operations in another nine cities served by multiple airports. That request is still under review.


Protecting Our People and Customers

Delta continues to update our practices to support personal safety. Requiring customers and employees to wear face coverings throughout their journey is one of many recent steps Delta has taken to protect their health and safety, while providing an essential service to the communities we continue to serve. More on these and other efforts is available on Delta News Hub.

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