11. July 2011 10:37
Delta Air Lines recently launched its new Beijing route. With this, the airline has expanded its Asian gateway in Detroit further. The airline said that Beijing has become the third city in China to receive flights from its Detroit hub starting July 1, 2011.
Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President of Delta Air Lines, said that the launch of the new nonstop Detroit-Beijing flight service has proved the commitment of the airline to continue to build up its trans-Pacific network. Besides providing more opportunities for job growth and economic development of Beijing, the flight services will also enable the customers to have wide range of travel choices traveling to cities across Asia.
The airline said that Detroit-Beijing flight services will be operated five days every week. It further stated that Boeing 777 aircraft configured with 269 seats has been deployed on the Beijing route. The airline said that the aircraft will be featuring full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite class, while there will be a new Economy Comfort class offering more legroom space as well as early boarding.
Delta Air Lines also announced that it will be operating 44 weekly flight services to six Asian cities from Detroit this summer. In China, the airline is currently operating nonstop services to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Besides, the three other Asian cities where the airline is offering nonstop flight services from Detroit includes Nagoya and Tokyo in Japan; and Seoul in South Korea.
Flight 189 – Departure: Detroit at 9:25 p.m. – Arrival: Beijing at 11 p.m. (next day) – Frequency: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Aircraft: Boeing 777 – Started: July 1
Flight 188 – Departure: Beijing at 6:55 a.m. – Arrival: Detroit at 8:15 a.m. – Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – Aircraft: Boeing 777 – Started: July 3