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Delta Out Of Asia?!  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 877 times:
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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
week.

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
alliances.

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
programs.

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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?

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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 668 times:

They fly to Bombay via Frankfurt from JFK. I believe that's their sole remaining Asian destination (now that NRT,NGO,TLV,CAI and DXB are gone).


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 647 times:

Dont DL also fly to Istanbul Confused according to the 1997 OAG guide they operated teh 767-300 on the route twice a week.

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User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 647 times:

Dont' they still fly ATL NRT?

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 636 times:

Airzim you have a point I believe they still fly to NRT from ATL, but it's been suspended temporarily (I think). DL do fly to IST from JFK as well.


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