Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it will reduce flights between Japan and the United States as demand drops from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

United Airlines has already announced a similar plan.

Delta said it will cut service to five flights a week between Narita International Airport and Atlanta and between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and Minneapolis, from Saturday through April 30.

In the same period, Delta will also slash flights to three a week between Narita and Portland and between Chubu Centrair International Airport near Nagoya and Detroit. Delta flights on the Honolulu-Centrair route and those linking Honolulu and Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture will be reduced to three per week as well.

The U.S. airline is also suspending its summer seasonal Kansai-Seattle flights, which were initially scheduled to start on March 30. It hopes to resume them in 2021.

In the meantime, Delta said the planned transfer of all of its U.S.-Tokyo flights from Narita to Haneda will start on March 28 as scheduled.

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