• Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines Launches Cargo-Only Flights From the U.S. to Europe and India

The carrier launched cargo-only flights on November 1, 2020 with daily service between New York-JFK and Madrid with a Boeing 767-400 and three weekly flights to Dublin with an Airbus A330-300. Delta also serves Mumbai from JFK and Atlanta via Frankfurt.


Delta Launches Cargo-Only Flights to Europe and India - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Thursday (October 5, 2020), Delta Air Lines announced that with travel constraints in Europe they have launched cargo-only flights to Spain, Ireland and Germany. The carrier launched cargo-only flights between the U.S., Europe and India on November 1, 2020 to meet growing cargo demand. Delta now offers daily cargo-only flights between New York-JFK and Madrid with a Boeing 767-400 as well as three-times weekly service to Dublin with an Airbus A330-300. Additionally, Delta is offering cargo-only flights from both JFK and Atlanta to Mumbai via Frankfurt utilizing Airbus A330-200/300s. In Thursday’s announcement, Delta’s Vice President – Cargo, Shawn Cole, said,


“Given the travel constraints within Europe, we are strategically adding cargo capacity in Spain, Ireland and Germany to support overall passenger and cargo growth. There is high demand for pharmaceutical shipments from India because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this cargo solution ensures we can keep vital supply chains moving to the United States.”


In March, Delta Cargo launched a Cargo Charter operation in collaboration with their world-leading logistics partners to provide safe and reliable transportation of cargo worldwide. The company also dispatched idled passenger aircraft on cargo runs, transporting millions of pounds of essential goods. Since February, Delta has operated over 1,600 cargo charter flights and now averages around 20 global cargo-only flights weekly transporting medical and PPE supplies, pharmaceuticals, U.S. mail, food and other goods. Annually, Delta Cargo transports 421,000 tons of cargo worldwide.


Source: Delta Air Lines