(Via the always useful AirlineRoute.net blog)
Delta will be eliminating a handful of routes to Europe beginning in early September through at least the following March (though I’d be surprised to see many of these return). The airline has already announced the end of JFK to Kiev, Amman, Cairo, Malaga and Valencia. Add to that JFK to Berlin, Stockholm, Manchester and Copenhagen, as well as Atlanta-Moscow. Memphis-Amsterdam (which I can’t believe they still run), goes from daily to 4x weekly.
As discussed repeatedly here, when fuel becomes expensive, trans-Atlantic routes to secondary cities become increasingly difficult to keep profitable. At this point, I can think of only a handful (Continental to Belfast?) that still exist. Delta really gave it the ol’ college try, but without ongoing premium cabin traffic, it can’t work with fuel this expensive.