Delta just launched new nonstop service between Los Angeles and Shanghai onboard its 777-200LR aircraft which seats 37 passengers in Delta One, 36 passengers in Comfort+ and 218 passengers in the main Cabin. This is Delta’s 4th daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to the Asia-Pacific region complementing its service already from LA to Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda and Sydney, Australia.
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Per Delta: Travelers based in the West and mainland Chinese travelers visiting the U.S. are now able to fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai directly on Delta, as the airline kicked off daily nonstop service between the two cities this week.
The start of Shanghai service marks Delta’s fourth daily nonstop flight to the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda and Sydney. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at the flight’s departure gate in Shanghaito to mark the occasion.
Delta’s Shanghai-bound customers will be able to connect to more than 25 cities in China, while the Los Angeles-bound Shanghai flight will connect passengers to 40 markets throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America from Delta’s LAX gateway.
The airline offers a leading portfolio from the U.S. West Coast to China, as the new Shanghai route from Los Angles complements its existing service from Seattle to key Asian markets including Hong Kong and Beijing.
“Delta’s new nonstop service provides our customers with more access to Shanghai and markets beyond through our partnerships with China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Sales – West. “This investment in our network complements those we’ve made to upgrade our airport facilities, our onboard products and services, and our industry-leading in-flight entertainment.”
Shanghai is the largest city in China, a global business and cultural center, and a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks. It’s also the largest Chinese business market from LAX, and Delta’s new service will support several established and emerging industries, including entertainment, technology, healthcare and professional services.
It’s great to see Delta expanding its service between the West Coast and Asia, and I couldn’t think of a better city than Shanghai for them to add from Los Angeles.
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