Delta resuming Manila-U.S. service, January 2021

Published November 23, 2020, 5:00 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Delta Airlines  (DAL) will resume its  Manila to U.S.service on January 2, 2021. 

The flights to Seattle and Atlanta from Manila will be operated via Seoul-Incheon, Delta’s trans-Pacific hub with its joint venture partner Korean Air. 

The Manila-Incheon route will be operated with Delta’s latest widebody aircraft, Airbus A330-900neo, which offers premium products and services, including all four Delta seat products: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.

The Incheon-Atlanta route continues to be operated with Delta’s International flagship aircraft, Airbus A350-900, which first introduced Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select to the trans-Pacific market in October 2017. 

Delta’s Manila-Seattle and Atlanta flights will operate on the following schedule:


City Pair




Operation Days

Effective Date


Incheon to Manila





January 2, 2021


Manila to Incheon





January 3, 2021


Incheon to Seattle





Existing service


Incheon to Atlanta





Existing service

*Schedule times subject to change.

“Since COVID-19 began, Delta has focused on offering customers the safest and cleanest experience possible,” says Patricia Celis, Country Manager for the Philippines at Delta Air Lines. 

“We are confident to welcome and serve our customers again via our industry-leading trans-Pacific hub in Seoul with our joint venture partner Korean Air.”

Delta has put in place more than 100 measures to ensure a safe experience for our customers and employees, known collectively as the Delta CareStandard. 

Keeping surfaces clean, giving you more space and offering safer service are core to the Delta CareStandard – our ongoing, organization-wide commitment to cleanliness and safety.

Through March 30, 2021, Delta will ensure more space for customers on all aircraft by blocking the selection of middle seats and limiting the number of customers per flight to reduce the total number of customers on board.

Every Delta flight is thoroughly sanitized prior to boarding using electrostatic sprayers. 

Following this process, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of cleaning procedures using this same high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin. 

Delta adjusted its boarding process to encourage more space for safer travel by boarding all flights from back to front—reducing instances of customers needing to pass one another to reach their seats. 

This process limits boarding groups to 10 customers at a time to minimize your contact with others.

Delta is the first U.S. airline* where customers can find hand sanitizer stations near the boarding door and bathrooms on select aircraft, eventually being installed on all aircraft.

The air on all aircraft is completely recirculated 10 to 30 times per hour with fresh, outside air through industrial-grade HEPA filters, which extract more than 99.99% of particles, including viruses.

The widebody A330-900neo, an enhancement of Airbus’ successful A330 family featuring greater aerodynamic and economic efficiency, has been deployed on medium-haul trans-Atlantic markets as well as select routes connecting the U.S. West Coast and Asia. 

The aircraft entered the Delta fleet in 2019 and delivered a 20 percent operating cost savings per seat over the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft it replaces.  

The aircraft is also equipped with high-speed 2Ku internet connectivity and customers will have access to free mobile messaging while on board through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. 

It offers all four Delta seat experiences including: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.  

The long-range Airbus A350-900 continues Delta’s optimization of its Pacific network, operating primarily on long-range routes between the U.S. and Asia. 

The jets are expected to generate a 20 percent improvement in operating cost per seat compared to the Boeing 747-400 aircraft they replaced. A350-900 first introduced Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select to the trans-Pacific market in October 2018.