Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017
Delta Air Lines is launching a new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport and with this, this airline is opening its business in Asia.
The new Atlanta flight will be Delta’s fourth US gateway to Shanghai, China, complementing the existing service from Detroit, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Delta Air Lines will provide suitable one-stop access to more than 150 destinations in the US and Latin America from Shanghai. This will help in generating the good communication with China and USA. In addition, the flight will also provide access to more than 50 destinations in China with code share partner China Eastern.
Ed Bastian, Chief Executive of Delta Air Lines, said that there is a strong demand for Delta service across the Pacific and to China. There are the nonstop flights from the United States as well as the China Eastern partnership, which make this route compelling for both business and leisure travellers.
The flight creates a direct link between China’s major commercial and industrial centre and Atlanta. The new flight adds the existing service to Seoul and Tokyo by Delta Air Lines, providing Atlanta with non-stop service to the three largest markets in Asia. Delta will also stop to more than 75 destinations in Asia with partners China Eastern and Korean Air.
Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal said that this connection will make the strong relationship with China and Georgia. The tourism here will also flourish and it will bolster the business community as well. The flight will help abbreviate the supply chains for the companies and give them a daily link to China. The onboard experience of Delta Air lines to and from Shanghai will be on the 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft features 37 lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in Delta One, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 218 seats in the main cabin. These flights feature an industry-leading nine-abreast seating layout, among the widest in international economy seating. Every seat has Wi-Fi, a personal, in-flight seatback entertainment screen as well as power ports for a comfortable journey.
The Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select will progressively roll out on Delta’s Boeing 777 fleet beginning in late 2018.