Delta adjusts domestic and international flying in response to demand trends

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Editor’s Note March 23: Please check here for the latest schedule changes.

Delta is adjusting its domestic and international flying to align with expected demand trends during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, as announced earlier this week.

The airline will reduce its planned systemwide capacity by 15 percent compared to what was previously scheduled. By region, reductions include:

  • 10-15 percent in domestic U.S.
  • 5 percent in Latin America
  • 15-20 percent in trans-Atlantic
  • 65 percent in trans-Pacific

The airline’s priority is to ensure the safety and security of customers and employees, and it will continue adjusting service as necessary. Delta has expanded its aircraft cleaning processes to include a sanitizing procedure that disinfects common surface areas with a disinfectant that is highly effective against many communicable diseases, including coronaviruses. Following this sanitizing procedure, cleaning crews thoroughly clean cabin surfaces including tray tables, seatback screens, and lavatories.

The latest information about Delta’s response to COVID-19 is available at:

Making changes to your flight

Customers with affected travel plans can go to the My Trips section of to help them understand their options. These may include rebooking on alternate Delta flights, rebooking on flights after April 30, rebooking on alternate or partner airlines, refunds or contacting us to discuss additional options.

In addition to adjusting flight schedules, Delta continues to waive many change fees. A complete list of waivers and schedule adjustments is available here.

Domestic U.S.

Delta is trimming its domestic seat capacity by 10-15 percent, with reductions focused on higher frequency markets. Delta will continue to offer customers industry-leading connectivity with the reduced schedule.

Latin America

Delta is reducing its Latin America capacity by 5 percent, with reductions focused on higher frequency markets.

After travel restrictions issued by th​e governments of Argentina and El Salvador, Delta is suspending service between Atlanta and Buenos Aires starting March 17 through April 15, and reducing daily service between Atlanta and San Salvador to twice a week starting March 19 through April 1.

Delta will support partner Aeromexico by flying one daily roundtrip between New York-JFK and Mexico City, and two daily roundtrips between Los Angeles and Mexico City between May 2 and August 16.


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