• Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines Adds Two More Flights Between the U.S. and China as Demand Rebounds

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday that they will double their number of weekly flights between the U.S. and China by adding two more flights. The additional flights from Seattle and Detroit will serve Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon.


Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

Yesterday (August 19, 2020) Delta Air Lines announced that due to increasing customer demand they will double the number of weekly flights between the U.S. and China to four. The additional flights will depart Detroit and Seattle for Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon starting August 24th and 25th respectively. Delta became the first U.S. carrier to resume service to China in late June after a temporary suspension of flights due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In Wednesday’s announcement Delta Air Lines’ President – Greater China and Singapore, Wong Hong said,


Delta Increases U.S.-China Service to Four Flights Weekly - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

“We are excited to expand our seat capacity to address the growing demand from customers, who are showing a strong need for travel. We will continue our commitment to providing a safe travel experience, as our top priority remains safeguarding the safety, health and peace-of-mind of our passengers and our crew.”


Both added flights will be served with Airbus A350s featuring Delta’s newest cabin products, providing a comfortable, safe and clean service experience for customers. Delta continuously updates their best practices based on expert medical advice and customer feedback as part of the company’s comprehensive ‘CareStandard’ program. The airline reminds their customers to review outbound and entry policies regarding COVID-19 testing and screening in both the U.S. and China. Additionally, due to seat-capping measures and restrictions on the number of flights the carrier has been authorized to operate to China, near-term seat ability remains extremely limited.


Source: Delta Air Lines

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