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Tue, 15 March 2016

Delta to Launch Daily Flights Between Los Angeles and Beijing

Delta Air Lines has unveiled plans to begin daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport on 16 December 2016, pending U.S. Department of Transportation and foreign government approval.

Los Angeles drives 21% of all U.S.-Asia demand, and the launch of Beijing flights will mark Delta's fifth daily nonstop flight to the Asia-Pacific region in addition to Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, Shanghai and Sydney.

Delta's Los Angeles-Beijing flight will offer customers convenient connections to more than 39 cities in China, including - Chengdu, Shenyang, Qingdao, Xian and Hangzhou on SkyTeam partners China Eastern and China Southern, while the Los Angeles-bound Beijing flight will offer key connections to Denver, Las Vegas, Portland, San Diego and Phoenix as well as 35 other markets throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

The route will be operated using a 291-seat Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with 37 full flat-bed seats in Delta One, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 218 seats in Main Cabin.

"Delta's new nonstop service to Beijing continues our expansion in China, providing our business customers with access to Beijing and beyond through our partnerships with the market's leading carriers, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines," said Ranjan Goswami, Delta's Vice President Sales, West. "This is an important route for customers who will enjoy the investments we've made to upgrade Delta's airport facilities, onboard service, full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in Delta One, WiFi, and industry-leading complimentary in-flight entertainment."

Combined with its hubs in Seattle and Detroit, Delta will operate 21 weekly departures to China's capital, Beijing. Additionally, Delta offers 28 weekly departures to China's global financial center, Shanghai, from its key markets and hubs in Los Angeles, Detroit, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.

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