Delta Axes Nagoya

 Manila - Tokyo - New York Stays

2 August 2014

Delta Airlines has announced that it will be axing one of its B747-400 flights DL629/630 from Manila to Nagoya on October 26 due to poor sales. 

Steven Crowdey, General Manager for Philippines, Australia & Micronesia said the airline is eliminating unprofitable routes and downsizing aircraft on other routes to stay competitive.

Crowdey said they are also cancelling Tokyo - Hong Kong on the same date as they significantly reduce the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport.

Delta will remove Boeing 747 service from three routes in Tokyo Narita starting September 30, as the airline downgrades Atlanta-Tokyo and Los Angeles-Tokyo as it will be operated by a much smaller Boeing 777-200.  On October 26, the Detroit-Nagoya run will also be downgraded to an Airbus A330-200 service but it will no longer proceed to Manila.

Services from Manila to Tokyo onward to New York on board B747-400 aircraft will not be affected.

Currently, Delta flies almost double daily Boeing 747-400 to New York from Manila through the Tokyo-Narita hub and  five times a week from Manila to Detroit via Nagoya out of NAIA Terminal 3. 


  1. says that the aircraft which Delta Airlines use for flights from New York JFK to Tokyo Narita (DL 473) will be switched from Boeing 747-400 to Boeing 777-200ER. Is it means that Manila bound passengers from New York, which also use DL 473, will switch aircraft before heading to Manila?

  2. Looks like 747-400 mnl-nrt-jfk. They are not gonna switch 777-200 er service for this route. Some of the operations in nrt to the u.s. mainland are gonna have a equiptment swap.