Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 879 times:
Just found the following report on Yahoo.
Delta Air Stops Three Routes to Japan
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - news) on Tuesday said it would discontinue flights from Los Angeles to
Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 1 and would also end its New York-to-Tokyo service, citing expectations for continued
negative performance on the three routes.
The Los Angeles-to-Nagoya is a daily nonstop flight, while the one to from Los Angeles to Tokyo is nonstop, six times per
Delta, the No. 3 U.S. airline, earlier announced the New York (John F. Kennedy Airport) to Tokyo service would be suspended until March 15, 2002. It will
now be discontinued.
``The news for Delta and its Japan service over the past 12 months has not been good,'' said Paul Matsen, Delta's senior vice president-international
The airline said employees in Nagoya, Tokyo and Los Angeles who support the services may be laid off unless staff can be reduced through voluntary
Does Delta have any other routes to Japan or other destinations in Asia? I was under the impression that they had pulled out of most other Asian markets, though I could be wrong about South Korea. Does anyone want to speculate on the long-term significance of this move?