Atlanta-Based Delta Air Lines Will Start Suspending Flights Tomorrow (UPDATED)
Vacations might have to be on hold.
Many airports throughout the world have become ghost towns as people stay home and practice their social distance. Airlines have even started to cut a large percentage of flights to ensure the safety of airline workers and customers. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines flights will be stopped at some airports across the U.S. starting tomorrow, and it'll last until at least September.
"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," says the company's official website.
The suspension will occur at various sitesand Canada starting on Wednesday, May 13 until at least September of 2020.
Delta has seen a 95% drop in passenger traffic since the start of the pandemic.
“The safety of our employees and customers remains our primary focus as we navigate these challenges together,” said Sandy Gordon, Senior Vice President of Domestic Airport Operations in a press release.
“By consolidating operations while customer traffic is low, we can allow more of our people to stay home in accordance with local health guidelines.”
Some locations included in the wave of suspensions are Chicago Midway International, Long Beach, Manchester-Boston Regional, and Hollywood Burbank airports.
Those who have travel plans from May 13 until September will be able to change their flight at no charge. They'll also have the option of changing the travel date to any time up to September of 2022.
Customers can also cancel their flight and receive an e-credit if they don't wish to reschedule their trip right away.
While some flights are being stopped, neighboring airports to many of the larger Delta hubs will still be running daily flights for those who must travel for essential reasons.
Nearby airports that will continue to offer flights include Chicago O’Hare International, San Francisco International, Los Angeles International, Logan International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International, Cleveland Hopkins International, and Norfolk International.
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*This article has been updated.