GSP psgr wrote:
As far as slowly getting back to normal in Asia for Delta, from DTW what’s the consensus on what returns and what doesn’t? I’d guess that HND and ICN are givens, NGO and PVG likely, and PEK….probably, eventually. Does the 350 change the game as far as a possible resumption of DTW-HKG? I could never figure out quite exactly how poorly that route performed. I have to think that DTW-CAN/SIN/KIX would be longer shots for new routes from DTW.
DL kept the core of their DTW TPAC network going even through the depth of the pandemic.
ICN & HND never completely stopped, and ICN-PVG & NGO were brought back at 1-2x weekly pretty quickly.
Current snap-shot of DTW TPAC flying:
ICN daily A359
HND 3x weekly A359; returning to daily 10/29
PVG (via ICN) 3x weekly A359 (this is in addition to the daily ICN flight, crew change in ICN so they don't have to overnight crews in PVG)
NGO 1x weekly A359
PKX loaded for daily A359 restarting 6/1/23
The reality with TPAC right now is that ICN is back, Japan is hopefully going to snap-back, and well China now is China.
ICN, HND, NGO are coming back.
PVG is being flown as it is now, and restoration of PVG & PKX is dependent on China's covid policies.
Beyond that, nothing is going to happen TPAC wise (across all hubs) until China comes back online.
Restoring the TPAC network is going to be ICN & Japan, then whenever China decides to open-up.
Anything outside of that is a ways out from all hubs.