19-May-2010 8:32 AM

Delta receives Chinese Government approval for nonstop Seattle-Beijing service

Delta Air Lines announced (18-May-2010) it has received final Chinese Government authority to launch five times weekly nonstop Seattle-Beijing service on 04-Jun-2010. The service will connect customers from destinations throughout Delta's and codeshare partner Alaska Air Group's network to the Chinese capital via Alaska's Seattle hub. Hainan Airlines operates four times weekly Beijing-Seattle service with A330 equipment. The Delta route is one of two new Asian flights launching from Seattle this northern Summer 2010, with Delta also planning to launch Seattle-Osaka service on 07-Jun-2010 - see Route Changes Table for more information. Both flights complement existing daily service to Tokyo-Narita. [more]