Delta Expands China Ops From Seattle, Detroit & Los Angeles

Delta Expands China Ops From Seattle, Detroit & Los Angeles
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By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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Delta Air Lines has this week announced plans to expand flights to China from its bases in Seattle, Los Angeles & Detroit.

The focus for this is in Shanghai, where 10 weekly flights between the two airports will commence from October 29.

This is broken down into daily flights from Seattle & thrice-weekly flights from Detroit. The airline did also note that from next March, services from Los Angeles will also restart on a four times per week service.

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Delta Expands China Ops From Seattle, Detroit & Los Angeles
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Commenting on the new routes to China from Seattle, Detroit & Los Angeles was Jeff Moomaw, the VP of Asia Pacific at Delta Air Lines:

“As demand continues to increase and the busy travel season to the Asia-Pacific region commences, the Delta team is ready to welcome even more travelers to the region this winter, providing our award-winning customer service on every journey,”

The carrier plans to use the Airbus A350-900 for flights from Seattle, with the Detroit & Los Angeles services to be utilized by the A330-900neo.

On top of this strengthening of flights, the agreement that Delta has with China Eastern Airlines enables 260 codeshare flights per week.

Overall, this is significant news for U.S-China flights, as more connections will be on offer, and is reflective of potential trade tensions loosening between the two countries too.

For now, it is full steam ahead for the airline to see what the performance of these flights will be like, and whether there is scope to extend this further.

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