As the coronavirus continues to spread, the U.S. Department of State upgraded its travel advisory to Italy to Level 3: Reconsider Travel for the entire country and Level 4: Do Not Travel to Lombardy and Veneto, and in light of this, Delta Air Lines is temporarily suspending its daily flight between New York – John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
Its last east-bound flight from JFK to Milan will depart on Monday, March 2, and the last west-bound flight from Milan to JFK will depart on Tuesday, March 3. Service is slated to resume on May 1 and May 2, respectively.
The airline’s daily flights between Rome and both JFK and Atlanta continue to operate as scheduled.
Those scheduled on one of these flights can rebook on alternate Delta flights, on a Milan flight when they resume, or on alternate or partner airlines, or get a refund. The airline continues to offer a change fee waiver for customers who wish to adjust their travel plans for flights between the U.S. and South Korea, China, and Italy.
The airline will continue to monitor the situation closely and may make additional adjustments as the situation continues to evolve.
This comes at the heels of the airline temporarily reducing the number of weekly flights it operates between the U.S. and Seoul-Incheon (ICN), South Korea.
Service is suspended between Minneapolis/St. Paul and ICN through April 30. Delta is also reducing to five times weekly its services between ICN and Atlanta, Detroit, and Seattle through April 30. The airline’s new service from Incheon to Manila, previously scheduled to begin March 29, will now start on May 1.
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