Delta Air Lines is the first major U.S. airline to announce it will start restoring some of its international flights beginning in June. The airline has stated that it has chosen some of its highest demand flights to be placed back into service as restrictions from the pandemic begin to be lifted.
The airline announced that it would resume the following flights in June:
From its U.S. hubs, Delta will offer daily flights to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Montego Bay in Jamaica, Nassau, Amsterdam, as well as several times weekly flights to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Lagos and more. Additional flights to Mexico and South America are also being opened up, and flyers will be able to travel to Cancun, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Bogota.
Delta will also restore service to Seoul, South Korea. Travel to Shanghai, China from Seattle, and Detroit will relaunch upon government approval.
The airline further stated that additional flights would continue to reopen as demand increases during the summer travel season. The carrier has not stated which flights will be the next to open, only that it will follow demand.
The airline industry has been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with the relaunching of these flights, Delta will only be operating at 15 percent of its usual capacity.
It is believed that more airlines will begin to open new flights as restrictions are lifted around the world. The demand for air travel is very slowly beginning to increase domestically as well as internationally. Delta stated that it will continue to make great efforts to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19 while it works on resuming flights.
To see the full list, you can check out Delta's latest update.