Thursday, August 13, 2009

No more Salt Lake City-to-Tokyo flights

Delta Air Lines says it will suspend direct Salt Lake City-to-Tokyo flights because of diminished demand and fallout from the swine flu.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black says the airline will drop the route from Oct. 1 to May 14, when flights are set to resume, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on its Web site Wednesday.

Delta launched the direct Tokyo flights in June every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson has said the carrier has seen its revenue stream decline by billions of dollars because of the weak economy and the drop-off in demand for air travel. The airline previously announced it plans to cut international capacity by 15 percent starting in September.