Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Delta Airlines has officially confirmed on the GDS that it is suspending its nonstop USA-BOM flights that are currently flown from ATL 5 times per week using a B 772LR but were being switched to JFK-BOM from late October. However to accommodate the decrease in capacity, DL has revealed that its current daily flights to BOM flown via AMS will get a capacity increase from a daily B 763ER to a daily A 332 but the route will be flown with a same plane service originating from ATL instead of EWR being used currently. DL has also revealed other major capacity changes to its long haul route network for the IATA Winter 09-10 season. The main highlights are as follows:
DTW/NRT- reducing frequencies on this core NWA operated route from a double daily B 744 to a single daily B 744 service only effective Oct 1st 09.
DTW/PVG - frequencies increased from 4 to 5 weekly nonstop flights using a B 744.
ATL/LGW - capacity reduced from daily A 333 to daily B 763ER.
ATL/FCO - capacity reduced from daily A 333 to daily B 763ER.
JFK/FCO - capacity reduced from daily A 333 to daily B 763ER.
MSP/LHR - capacity reduced from daily A 332 to daily B 763ER.
MSP/CDG - all flights suspended from September.
ATL/NRT - frequencies reduced from 11 weekly flights to a daily B 744 operation.