Delta Gets China OK For Seattle-Beijing Route
Delta Air Lines said on Tuesday it received final approval from the Chinese government to launch non-stop flights between Seattle and Beijing beginning June 4.
The new route, which will operate five times a week, will offer connecting options from cities in Delta and codeshare partner Alaska Air's network to Beijing via Alaska's Seattle hub, Delta said.
The company added that a new non-stop flight between Seattle and Osaka, Japan, starts June 7.
Delta is looking to strengthen its presence in high-growth markets as demand for air travel rises in the improving economy.
A week ago, the Atlanta-based carrier said it would add more flights between New York City and key global business markets such as London, Moscow and Milan.