Capitalizing on growing Chinese interest in homes and businesses on the U.S. West Coast, Delta Airlines on Monday launched nonstop flights between Seattle and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport.
The U.S. carrier said the flight is the latest addition to its growing Asian gateway in Seattle, which includes nonstop flights to Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo-Narita and Tokyo-Haneda.
The nearly 12-hour flight to Shanghai will take place aboard 208-seat Boeing 767-300ERs, and like all Delta Airlines trans-Pacific flights, will be equipped with flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, a section for Economy Comfort class, and in-flight entertainment in every seat. Having inaugurated a Seattle-Beijing route in 2010, Delta will now offer Shanghai service with connections to 58 U.S. cities through a partnership with Alaska Airlines. Within China itself, Delta’s partner China Eastern has also started offering connections across China for passengers arriving directly from Seattle. [Read more...]