Delta Airlines announced it is expected to start operation between the Philippines and the United States on January 2, 2021, with the ease of travel restrictions after removing lockdowns.
Manila’s services to Seattle and Atlanta will be operated through Seoul-Incheon, the trans-Pacific hub of the American airline, and Korean Air, its joint venture partner.
Delta’s newest Airbus A330-900neo will fly on the Manila-Incheon route. This widebody airplane, with all its four seating products: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin, provides premium services and products.
The Incheon-Atlanta route, however, starts flying on the foreign flagship aircraft of the carrier, the Airbus A350-900.
In October 2017, it first launched Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Pick into the trans-Pacific region.
“Delta has centered on offering consumers the easiest and healthiest entertainment experience after Covid-19 began,” said Patricia Celis, Delta Air Lines’ country manager for the Philippines.
“We are optimistic that we will welcome and support our customers again through our joint venture partner Korean Air through our sector trans-Pacific hub in Seoul.”
Over 100 steps, commonly known as the Delta Care Standard, have been placed in effect by the airline, including maintaining surfaces clean, having more rooms, and delivering safer operations.
By March 30, 2021, middle seats would be restricted, and the number of passengers per flight will be reduced to minimize the frequency of passengers on board for all Delta aircraft.
Both flights will be boarded from back to front, restricting boarding parties to 10 passengers at a time so that interaction with others is reduced.
Delta is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and operates as many as 200 million travelers daily in more than 50 countries throughout 300 destinations.