Delta to resume more international routes from Atlanta

Airline adds fewer flights in August than planned amid choppy recovery

Delta Air Lines plans to resume flights from Atlanta to Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Munich and Dublin in August, amid a gradual recovery tempered by the resurgence of the coronavirus.

The Atlanta-based airline says it now plans to add 700 flights to its worldwide schedule in August, growing to a total of 3,000 daily departures. That includes both domestic and international flights.

But the carrier’s recovery has been choppy, and in recent months it has added some flights to the schedule only to remove them later amid varying travel restrictions and travelers opting to stay home.

“Since the pandemic’s start, we’ve taken a conservative approach to rebuilding our network amid fluctuating demand,” Joe Esposito, Delta senior vice president of network planning, said in a written statement.

Previously, Delta planned to add 1,000 flights to its schedule in August, then as the virus spread, the company said it may instead add half that many.

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