Delta Airlines is expanding its operations in Asia with the launch of a new flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The proposed nonstop Delta Airlines Flights from Atlanta to Shanghai is expected to begin in July 2018.
Delta Airlines is currently operating flights to Shanghai from Seattle, Detroit and Los Angeles. Once the proposed nonstop flights from Atlanta to Shanghai take to skies, Atlanta will be Delta’s fourth US gateway to Shanghai. Delta Airlines’ upcoming service will also provide a smooth one-stop access to more than 150 destinations across US and Latin America from Shanghai. Furthermore, it will connect with more than 50 destinations via Shanghai in China in codeshare partnership with China Eastern Airlines.
“Strong demand for Delta service across the Pacific and to China nonstop from the US as well as our China Eastern partnership make this route compelling for both business and leisure travelers,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to connecting Delta’s hometown and China Eastern’s home with this route, while offering our customers innovative products, thoughtful in flight service and leading operational reliability,” he added.
With the addition of new nonstop Delta Airlines Flights from Atlanta to Shanghai, Delta will now have a nonstop service from Atlanta to the three largest markets in Asia – Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai. Delta Airlines has also partnered with China Eastern and Korean Air to provide a convenient one-stop access to more than 75 destinations in Asia.
“Global connectivity and a strong relationship with China is the need of the day,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “Delta Airlines’ new Atlanta to Shanghai nonstop flights will not only serve our tourism industry by shortening the international travel time, but will bolster our business community as well. Delta Air Lines has to be appreciated for all of its hard work in making sure that Georgia remains a leader in the global marketplace.”
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said, “We are happy to hear that Delta is now offering non-stop service to Shanghai Pudong International Airport which will strengthen Atlanta International Airport’s standing as the world’s most-efficient and busiest passenger airport. This new nonstop Delta Airlines Flights from Atlanta to Shanghai will open new business and cultural opportunities between Shanghai and Atlanta, and will support our thriving tourism industry.”
Subject to Government approval, Delta Airlines’ proposed flight DL 185 will depart from Atlanta at 3 pm and arrive in Shanghai at 6:50 pm (next day). It will start from Shanghai at 11:40 am and reach Atlanta at 2:55 pm (next day).
Highlights of Delta Airlines’ upcoming nonstop flights from Atlanta to Shanghai:
- 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft
- 37 lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in Delta One
- 36 seats in Delta Comfort+
- 218 seats in the Main Cabin
- 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
- Complimentary meals, including locally sourced Chinese meals and beverages will also be provided in all cabins
- Additionally, in the Delta One cabin, customers will enjoy Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-canceling LSTN headphones, TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s since 1851 premium skincare and in-flight loungewear
The Delta One suite and the Delta Premium Select will progressively roll out on Delta’s Boeing 777 fleet for the Atlanta-Shanghai route, beginning in late 2018.
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