As demand for medical supplies continues to grow in the US, Delta is expanding its cargo-only flights between the US and Asia to give vital supply lines an even bigger boost. Beginning this week, Delta’s scheduled cargo operation will grow to daily service with the addition of flights from Los Angeles, supplementing the Detroit service that launched in March 30. The flights will operate daily to and from Shanghai, with a stop in Incheon.
Detroit-Incheon-Shanghai service will operate four times weekly, and Los Angeles-Incheon-Shanghai will operate three times weekly. Once the cargo arrives in Detroit or Los Angeles, it will be transferred to domestic passenger flights to be shipped to destinations around the US. “We know getting surgical masks, gloves, gowns and other protective equipment expeditiously to facilities across the country is imperative to protecting medical professionals and helping address the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Shawn Cole, Vice President – Delta Cargo. “Operating regularly scheduled cargo flights means suppliers in China can get these supplies to hospitals and healthcare facilities across the US within hours, not the days or weeks it would take via cargo ship.”