These are the long-haul international routes AA, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in July
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Long-haul international routes continue to creep back onto the maps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines in July even as U.S. coronavirus cases surge anew.
Hawaiian, which had planned to resume long-haul international flying on July 25, has postponed its return to at least Aug. 15. On that day, it plans to resume flights to Japan, South Korea and Tahiti, with Australia and New Zealand services possibly taking off again on Sept. 30.
Airlines’ plans to resume international flying are tenuous at best. Many countries maintain border restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. The EU, for example, has barred most American travelers from entering the 27-member country bloc beginning July 1.
On June 25, Delta president Glen Hauenstein told staff that the airline is unlikely to resume flights to leisure destinations like Athens (ATH) and Lisbon (LIS) if the EU ban goes into effect.
American spokesperson Nichelle Tait told TPG that there are no planned changes to the airline’s European flying due to the ban yet.
Below are the long-haul international routes planned by U.S. airlines for July.
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – London Heathrow (LHR)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Amsterdam (AMS), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Hong Kong (HKG), London Heathrow, Madrid (MAD), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Seoul Incheon (ICN), Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Tokyo Narita (NRT)
- Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo Haneda
- Miami (MIA) – London Heathrow
- New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) – London Heathrow
Routes are confirmed as of June 29.
- Atlanta (ATL) – Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seoul Incheon
- Boston (BOS) – Amsterdam
- Detroit (DTW) – Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Haneda
- Los Angeles – Sydney (SYD)
- New York JFK – Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tel Aviv (TLV)
- Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) – Amsterdam, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Haneda (HND)
- Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
Routes are confirmed as of June 30.
Hawaiian plans to resume flights between Honolulu (HNL) and destinations in Japan, South Korea and Tahiti (PPT) on Aug. 15.
- Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda
- Hong Kong – Singapore (SIN)
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH) – São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU)
- Newark – Amsterdam, Delhi (DEL), Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv and Tokyo Narita
- San Francisco – Delhi, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon, Sydney (SYD), Tel Aviv and Tokyo Narita
- Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pudong
- Washington Dulles (IAD) – Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Munich (MUC) and Zurich (ZRH)
Routes are confirmed as of June 29. The resumption of Delhi flights are subject to regulatory approval.
Updated with Hawaiian’s decision to delay the resumption of long-haul international routes until August.
Feature image by Alberto Riva/TPG.
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