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These are the long-haul international routes AA, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in July

June 30, 2020
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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.

As of the end of June, the carriers plan to fly more than 60 long-haul routes. This is an increase from the roughly 40 routes flown in June and a dramatic turnaround from the 14 flown in April.

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.

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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.

Related: Air travel recovery may come slower than expected, particularly international travel

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American

  • 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.

Related: American Airlines to bring back its longest flight in July

American Airlines long-haul international routes in July 2020, as of June 29. (Image by Cirium)
American Airlines long-haul international routes in July 2020, as of June 29. (Image by Cirium)

Delta

  • 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.

Related: Delta likely to pull flights as number of US coronavirus cases rises

Delta Air Lines long-haul international routes in July 2020, as of June 30. (Image by Cirium)
Delta Air Lines long-haul international routes in July 2020, as of June 30. (Image by Cirium)

Hawaiian

Hawaiian plans to resume flights between Honolulu (HNL) and destinations in Japan, South Korea and Tahiti (PPT) on Aug. 15.

Related: Hawaiian Airlines returns to Las Vegas, New York and 6 more US cities in August

United

  • 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.

Related: United Airlines to resume China flights on July 8

United Airlines long-haul international routes in July 2020, as of June 29. (Image by Cirium)

Updated with Hawaiian's decision to delay the resumption of long-haul international routes until August.

Featured image by A Hawaiian Airbus A330 at New York JFK. (Photo by Alberto Riva/TPG)

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