Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Delta operating Asia cargo flights from three U.S. gateways

More cargo flights for Delta.                                                                                   Photo Delta
Delta has updated its Asia-U.S. cargo-only flights schedule. In June, the airline will fly daily from Seoul-Incheon to Detroit, four-times weekly from Incheon to Los Angeles and offer three weekly flights from Incheon to Atlanta. The flights are transporting essential medical supplies and other goods from Asia to the United States.

The Atlanta and Los Angeles flights are operated using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, with the Detroit service utilizing an Airbus A350-900. Both aircraft can carry up to 42 tons of cargo in the hold on international routes. Once the cargo arrives in Atlanta, Detroit or Los Angeles, it is transferred to domestic passenger flights to be shipped to destinations around the U.S.

“Keeping global supply chains moving is incredibly important during the COVID-19 pandemic so that vital medical supplies can get to health professionals,” said Shawn Cole, Vice President – Delta Cargo. “We’re proud to be supporting this effort by operating cargo-only flights between Asia and the U.S. to help to meet the demand for equipment for the healthcare industry.”

The charter operations provide safe and reliable transportation of essential goods to communities around the globe using aircraft that would otherwise be parked.

The dedicated, scheduled services will operate on the following schedule:
Operating Days
Two-times daily
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Los Angeles
China-based suppliers of medical protective equipment recently restarted production but with passenger flights suspended, they have been looking for alternative paths to the U.S. Operating cargo-only flights between Asia and the U.S. will help keep vital supply lines open. 
The airline’s last cargo-only flights were operated by Northwest in 2009.  
Delta Cargo annually flies 421,000 tons of cargo around the world, including pharmaceutical supplies, fresh flowers, produce, e-commerce, global mail and heavy machinery.

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