Delta Air Lines has cut 6 routes from its schedule as the carrier moves to streamline its operations and do away with less profitable routes.
In the past 4 weeks, Delta has cut the following routes from its schedule as reported by The Points Guy:
Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Palm Springs (PSP)
Minneapolis−St. Paul (MSP)
Traverse City (TVC)
New York/LaGuardia (LGA)
The airline industry is still threading its way back to profitability and major carriers like Delta have had to make decisions on which routes stay and go. After hemorrhaging money last year, they've canceled some routes that once did very well.
A lot of things have changed.
Delta Has Cut Other Routes During the Pandemic
Delta also announced that they will be cutting four flights from their Minneapolis hub including service to Norfolk (ORF), Rochester (ROC), Aruba and St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Additionally, two other routes are being cut into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
In February, the Atlanta-based airline cut nine routes and added seven others in a broader network shakeup.
United and JetBlue Also Trimming Flights
United Airlines announced its decision to close operations at Paine Field in the Everett, Washington airport as it consolidates their operation primarily at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
JetBlue Airways has made a recent, and rather surprising move to cut dozens of routes. In June, Jet Blue quietly filed the massive network adjustment which included almost 30 route cuts- many that were only added during the Pandemic.
The most surprising aspect of this news is not just how much service was lost but also where it took place: Raleigh Durham flying felt significant blows as well as leisure focused Florida flights with Pittsburgh taking an unexpected hit too.