Delta Cuts Domestic Schedule, Ends Service to Three U.S. Cities
Delta Air Lines is expecting a lower domestic demand than it previously was anticipating, and it will trim some of it’s schedule accordingly. The emergence of the Omicron variant has brought back some uncertainty for travelers and airlines.
Delta will completely discontinue service to three smaller markets: Lincoln, Nebraska (LNK); Cody, Wyoming (COD); and Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT). Service to Lincoln and Grand Junction will cease on January 9, 2022, while the airline’s seasonal flights to Cody have already been suspended since October of this year.
A Delta spokesperson told TPG that the difficult decision to suspend Delta Connection service to these markets was “due to ongoing travel demand impact from the pandemic”. They added that they “are working to re-accommodate customers with alternate plans or offer refunds as quickly as possible.”
Regional connectivity is being reduced to four other routes, but Delta will continue to provide service via its other hubs. The carrier operates routes to Indianapolis from multiple U.S. hubs, while SkyWest will continue to service Great Falls via Salt Lake City, La Cross via Minneapolis-St. Paul and Marquette via Detroit.
Delta’s Schedule Cuts
|Detroit (DTW)||La Crosse, Wisconsin (LSE)||Reduced connectivity|
|Minneapolis–St. Paul (MSP)||Great Falls, Montana (GTF)||Reduced connectivity|
|Minneapolis–St. Paul (MSP)||Lincoln, Nebraska (LNK)||Market exit|
|Minneapolis–St. Paul (MSP)||Marquette County, Michigan (MQT)||Reduced connectivity|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Cody, Wyoming (COD)||Market exit|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT)||Market exit|
|Salt Lake City (SLC)||Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)||Reduced connectivity|