Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Delta surprises flyers with ‘COVID-free’ one its kind flight on Tuesday, assuring travellers that international travel is not difficult even during the most challenging times. Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis, but required measures may be considered to overcome the infection problem while managing virus threat.
Delta Flight 76 will depart Atlanta at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday and then arrive Amsterdam at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, all times local. Only a few dozen passengers will occupy the Airbus A330-300, but Delta sees the flight as “just a first step,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta senior vice president for alliances and international.
Passengers should follow the three COVID tests: one three or four days before departure, one at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and one on arrival at Schiphol Airport. Negative results will enable passengers to avoid quarantine.
Delta and trans-Atlantic joint-venture partner KLM will offer COVID -free travel on four of their 26 combined weekly Atlanta-Amsterdam flights, with two per week on each airline. Delta has Tuesday and Friday; KLM has Monday and Wednesday.
Thus, alternative measures are essential for managing business and hence to survive the covid crisis, it is important for Delta to take necessary steps to sustain in the business.