Delta, Hawaiian suspend some flights to Korea in response to coronavirus

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | ThePointsGuy | 6:02 AM Print This Post

South Korea is the latest destination to see cancellations to the US because of the coronavirus.

Delta Air Lines on Wednesday announced it would suspend service between Seoul (ICN) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) from February 29 through April 30. The airline also plans to reduce service between Seoul and Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW) and Seattle (SEA) to five times weekly through April 30.

Hawaiian made a similar announcement a few hours later, releasing a statement that its five-times-weekly service between Honolulu and Seoul would be suspended beginning March 2 through April 30.

While Delta is the first US airline to announce a South Korean route suspension in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, other American carriers are waiving change fees for customers on South Korea flights.

American and United issued waivers earlier this week that allow people headed to Seoul to change eligible tickets for no fee.

South Korea’s two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, have not yet announced any changes or waivers for their services to the US

In the last few weeks airlines around the world have regularly announced schedule changes to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as demand to those destinations has dropped in response to the coronavirus spread. Other airlines in the region have trimmed flights too. Singapore Airlines, for example, has canceled hundreds of flights from its Singapore hub citing reduced demand.


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