Delta has launched cargo-only flights between the US, Europe and India.
The airline is now operating a daily flight between New York-JFK and Madrid using a 767-400. Delta said the route adds capacity to ship fashion goods to the US ahead of the holiday season.
An A330-300 is operating three-times weekly between New York-JFK and Dublin, while an A330-200/300 is being used on a route between New York-JFK and Atlanta to Mumbai, via Frankfurt. These aircraft are carrying essential pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical supplies and general cargo, Delta said.
The cargo-only services began on 1 November.
“Given the travel constraints within Europe, we are strategically adding cargo capacity in Spain, Ireland and Germany to support overall passenger and cargo growth,” said Delta’s vice president – cargo Shawn Cole.
“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 US.”