Delta Air Lines this week announced it will suspend service to 11 U.S. airports beginning on July 8, in response to significantly reduced demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newly suspended operations represent 5% of the carrier’s domestic network.
“As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta continues to face an unprecedented impact to our business, and suspending operations at these airports will reduce costs where customer demand is low,” said Sandy Gordon, senior vice president of domestic airport operations for Delta Air Lines.
The airline’s decision will suspend service to the following airports; Aspen, Colorado (ASE); Bangor, Maine (BGR); Erie, Pennsylvania (ERI); Flint, Michigan (FNT); Fort Smith, Arkansas (FSM); Lincoln, Nebraska (LNK); New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, North Carolina (EWN); Peoria, Illinois (PIA); Santa Barbara, California (SBA); Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (AVP); and Williston, North Dakota (XWA).
Additionally, Delta announced it will suspend service to Ottawa International Airport indefinitely, effective June 21.
Delta will re-accommodate customers whose travel was impacted by the recent changes, as well as giving customers to option to alter their travel plans by extending waived change fees and the flexibility to travel through Sept. 30, 2022, to customers with canceled travel through September 2020.