Delta’s return to China: Increased flight Schedule to the Shanghai-Pudong Airport announced

Key Points:

  • Delta Airlines announces a more extensive flight schedule to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport, starting with daily flights from Seattle and thrice-weekly from Detroit this October.

  • In a partnership with China Eastern Airlines, the two carriers will together operate 260 codeshare flights weekly, optimizing customer travel options and experiences.

  • Delta's onboard offerings range from the exclusive Delta One Suites to the standard Main Cabin, catering to diverse passenger preferences and needs.

ATLANTA — Delta Airlines is gearing up to enhance its presence in China. Beginning October 29, the carrier will roll out an expanded flight schedule to the Shanghai-Pudong International Airport from its hubs in Seattle and Detroit. Travelers can expect daily flights departing from Seattle, complemented by a thrice-weekly service from Detroit. Moreover, come March, Delta will reintroduce its Los Angeles to Shanghai service, a route last seen in early 2020.

Jeff Moomaw, Delta's Vice President for the Asia Pacific, emphasized the airline's preparedness as travel demands escalate. "With the onset of the bustling travel season to the Asia-Pacific, we're geared up to offer an enhanced travel experience, characterized by our renowned customer service," he remarked.

This expansion isn't just about more flights. Delta is joining forces with China Eastern Airlines, presenting a joint venture that's expected to make traveling within China smoother. This collaboration results in a whopping 260 codeshare flights each week, ensuring passengers have ample choices and a streamlined travel experience.

On the technical front, Delta's Seattle flights will see the Airbus A330-900 in action, while flights from Detroit and Los Angeles will deploy the Airbus A350-900.

Not to be overshadowed by route details, Delta's commitment to a superior onboard experience remains evident. Passengers can opt from four unique onboard classes: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin. Those opting for the Delta One Suites will relish lie-flat seats, artisanal amenity kits, and gourmet meals, among other luxuries. Meanwhile, Delta Premium Select passengers can expect an expanded seating area, complete with adjustable footrests, and an enhanced dining experience.