Skip to main content

For first time in months, Delta will fly to Europe from MSP Airport

Its Amsterdam route is resuming.

Delta has announced it will resume its nonstop flight between MSP Airport and Amsterdam, the first transatlantic flight to run from the Twin Cities since the pandemic-enforced shutdown in March.

The service to Schiphol Airport will run four times a week from Minnesota – Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – and will resume operations on Oct. 25.

When travel restrictions were introduced in mid-March, only 13 airports were allowed to accept passengers from restricted countries, including many in Europe, and MSP wasn't one of them.

Even with the route resuming, there remain restrictions in place for U.S. residents across Europe owing to the large number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Much of mainland western Europe – including France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Italy and the Scandinavian nations – are closed to U.S. travelers. The U.K. and Ireland are open, but visitors must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Schiphol though is a major transfer hub, so travelers from MSP can change there to go on to other destinations that still accept U.S. travelers, such as Belarus, Serbia, and Turkey.

According to WCCO, the only other international flights operating from MSP currently are to Cancun, Mexico, and Calgary and Winnipeg in Canada.

The resumption of service to Amsterdam comes as Europe is experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, with many countries resuming certain lockdown conditions in response to them.

Prior to the pandemic, Delta would operate routes to London Heathrow and Paris Charles-De-Gaulle from MSP.

Weather update from Novak Weather

Next Up

LeeIGHGoFundMePhoto

Inver Grove Heights father killed during suspected break-in

Three people were arrested in connection to the homicide.

image

St. Paul's upcoming Spring Break restaurant will celebrate the 1980s

The restaurant is one of two new concepts bring brought to downtown St. Paul by local Chef Brian Ingram.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 11.19.05 AM

Man found shot dead on south Minneapolis sidewalk

The victim was found dead on a sidewalk in the Bryant neighborhood.

image

49th suspect charged in Feeding Our Future fraud investigation

The suspect had booked a flight to Istanbul before being arrested.

McKinleyWilkensMelendezMugsOCJ

Nearly 60 lbs of drugs seized in Rochester, 3 charged

The drugs consisted of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and marijuana.

Minneapolis skyline

Climate change in Minnesota is clearly seen at night

A lot of warm days and far fewer chilly nights.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Driver, 83, killed in collision with semi-truck in Northfield

The Northfield man died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Taco Bell

Impatient driver who fatally struck woman outside Taco Bell sentenced

Tammy Renae Olson was sentenced to four years in prison.

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

fire truck

Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

Related

Delta

Coronavirus: Delta waives change fees for international flights in March

It comes amid widespread outbreaks in parts of Asia and Europe.

Delta

Delta to allow travelers to re-book their flights as late as May 2022

The new policy is for those with flights booked in April and May 2020.

unnamed (1)

Now flying from MSP Airport, a plane with a bathroom window

The first Airbus A220 flew into the Twin Cities on Thursday.

MSP airport

MSP Airport preparing for influx of travelers this summer

Airlines are re-starting routes at MSP this summer as more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Delta plans direct flights between MSP and Shanghai

It would give the Twin Cities its first direct route into China.

sun country

Sun Country adds 7 new routes from MSP Airport this spring

It's also resuming four routes from the Twin Cities.

Delta

Coronavirus: Delta to suspend flights between MSP-South Korea

The fights will end on Saturday for at least two months.

Delta announces nonstop flights between MSP and Mexico City

The Twin Cities will get a direct route to the Mexican capital.