Last updated: 03:00 PM ET, Wed March 16 2016

Delta Will Begin Offering LA-to-Beijing Service in December

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Donald Wood | March 16, 2016

Delta Will Begin Offering LA-to-Beijing Service in December

Delta Air Lines has announced that starting Dec. 16, it will begin offering daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

The additional route is pending approval from the United States Department of Transportation and the Chinese government.

With the addition of the route from Los Angeles to China, Delta now boasts five daily nonstop flights to the Asia-Pacific region, including destinations in Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda, Shanghai and Sydney. Delta will become the only carrier to offer flights to both Beijing and Shanghai from Los Angeles.

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Delta Vice President Ranjan Goswami released a statement about the new route:

“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. 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, Wi-Fi, and industry-leading complimentary in-flight entertainment.”

During the announcement, Delta reported the airline will be using a 291-seat Boeing 777-200ER aircraft for the Los Angeles-to-Beijing route. On the plane, passengers will find 37 full flat-bed seats in Delta One, 36 seats in Delta ComfortPlus and 218 seats in the main cabin.

For more information on Delta’s nonstop service between Los Angeles and Beijing beginning on Dec. 16, check out the airline’s official website.

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