China has been an increasingly important destination for business travel, and airlines are responding by expanding service to China.
L.A., the largest market for services to Asia, drives 21 percent of all U.S. – Asia demand, and the start of Beijing service marks Delta’s fifth daily nonstop flight to the Asia- Pacific region in addition to Tokyo –Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, Shanghai and Sydney. Increased services to Shanghai started as of July 2015 and Delta will be the only carrier to offer services to both Beijing and Shanghai from Los Angeles. The launch of these services is timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year, maximizing Delta’s ability to capture this peak holiday traffic.
Delta SkyTeam partners offer service to China convenience
Delta plans to increase daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport as of December 16, 2016 pending U.S. department of Transportation and foreign government approval. These new services from Delta will offer customers convenient connections through SkyTeam partners China Eastern and China Southern to more than 39 cities including Chengdu, Shenyang, Qingdao, Xian and Hangzhou; flights that are Los-Angeles-bound 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.