FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Traces passenger planes are seen parked because of flight reductions made to gradual the unfold of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Worldwide Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

(Reuters) – Delta Air Traces Inc DAL.N on Friday stated it plans to renew 50 flights on the worldwide route this winter and in 2021 that had been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Whereas vital hurdles stay within the international combat in opposition to the pandemic, we’re prepared to attach clients to the folks, locations, alternatives and experiences they’re eager for,” stated Joe Esposito, senior vice chairman for community planning. (

Delta stated its resumed service would come with day by day flights from Seattle to Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.

In June, Delta stated it could resume flights between Seattle and Shanghai, making it the primary U.S. airline to restart operations between the US and China after flights had been suspended in February because of the pandemic.

The U.S. airline stated earlier this week that it could proceed blocking center seats by way of at the least Jan. 6, masking the important thing vacation season, however would increase the cap on the variety of passengers on its flights in October.

(This story has been refiled to appropriate typos in headline).

Reporting by Arunima Kumar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Devika Syamnath

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