ATLANTA, June 28, 2007 – Delta Air Lines is working with customers booked on flights traveling to or from select cities in the Northeastern U.S. to make adjustments to travel schedules in preparation for severe summer weather expected in the region later today. Delta is proactively thinning flights in the Northeast corridor and approximately 200 mainline and Delta Connection flights could be canceled. Customers whose travel plans are affected by cancellations may request refunds or reaccommodation on alternate flights without fee or penalty.
Impacted cities include the following (note: cities may change):
- New York (JFK)
- New York (LGA)
- Washington Reagan
- Washington Dulles
"Delta’s focus is always the comfort and safety of our customers and we will continue to work to mitigate ongoing air traffic control-related congestion and delays. However, today’s storms are another example of why it is critical that Congress act to modernize the nation's air traffic control system,” said Joe Kolshak, Delta’s executive vice president and chief of operations. “It's fundamentally unfair to our customers that we are operating in a system that was built in the 1940s and can't accommodate today's air travel demand without costly and frustrating delays and congestion that are beyond our control. The FAA has presented a plan to Congress that helps ensure airline passengers are provided with an updated, 21st century air traffic control system. We urge Congress to approve the FAA’s plan to increase airspace capacity, especially in the Northeast, and to get away from the status quo and act boldly to modernize our nation's outdated air traffic control system.”
Additional cities may be impacted by this weather system and customers are encouraged to visit delta.com/travelupdates for the quickest and most up to date information. Customers may also call 1-800-325-1999 for flight information.