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Delta Suspends One Flight to South Korea, Temporarily Reduces More Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Delta Air Lines just announced it’s suspending one route to Seoul Incheon (ICN) this weekend and reducing three others in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Seoul Incheon (ICN) route will be suspended this Saturday, February 29 through April 30. The last Delta flight from MSP to ICN departs Friday. The return comes back Saturday.

Delta is also reducing its ICN flights to/from Atlanta, Detroit, and Seattle from February 29 through April 30. Service will operate five times weekly, beginning this Saturday. (I won’t be surprised if more flights to ICN are reduced or suspended altogether).

This comes just two days after Delta issued change fee waivers to Seoul and a Korean Air flight attendant reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

“The health and safety of customers and employees is Delta’s top priority and the airline has put in place a number of processes and mitigation strategies to respond to the growing concern,” the airline said in this morning’s announcement. “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.”

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  1. Johnson Adams Reply

    This is ridiculous. All flights to Korea, Japan and East Asia countries should be immediately stopped. Same with Milan.

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