RobertS975 wrote:TropicalSky wrote:Thanks for the update...this is very telling in my opinion on where they (DAL) saw their STRONGEST REVENUE....moving forward and depending on the growth strength would be interesting to see with cities return first.panamair wrote:
Well you can already get a glimpse of what S21 would look like for TATL with the schedule changes from this weekend. Of course S21 is a long time away and schedules will be continually modified, but it does give you an indication of what DL’s priorities are and where they think the traffic will be:
Out of the 77 TATL nonstop routes planned originally for S20, 52 are coming back so far for S21 and 25 have been removed for booking even into late June 2021:
JFK nonstops to:
LHR, EDI, DUB, AMS, BRU, CDG, NCE, FRA, BER, ZRH, MXP, FCO, VCE, ATH, LIS, MAD, BCN, KEF, TLV, DSS, ACC, LOS.
Suspended: GLA, SNN, CPH, PRG and BOM
ATL nonstops to:
LHR, DUB, AMS, CDG, FRA, MUC, STR, FCO, MAD, BCN, JNB, LOS.
Suspended: MXP, VCE, BRU, ZRH, and DUS
DTW nonstops to:
LHR, AMS, CDG, FRA
Suspended: MUC, FCO
MSP nonstops to:
LHR, AMS, CDG
BOS nonstops to:
LHR, DUB, AMS, CDG
Suspended: EDI, MAN, LGW, LIS, FCO (some of these were new for S20 and never even got to start)
SEA nonstops to:
AMS, CDG. No suspensions
SLC nonstops to:
Suspended: LHR, CDG
LAX nonstop to
PDX nonstop to
RDU-CDG and CVG-CDG so far will return in S21 but not IND-CDG, MCO-AMS nor TPA-AMS
This makes the second time that BOS-FCO was announced but never started. It was killed by the traffic decline after 9/11 as well as by the pandemic.
IND-CDG on a 763 was way too much aircraft for the route anyway. I'm fairly convinced it was a business or state route that subsidized it. I think the aircraft allocation came from EWR-CDG and now I wonder if DL wishes they stayed put in that market over trying out IND?