Starting July 2018, Delta will offer new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The additional flight will provide one-stop access to more than 150 destinations in the United States and Latin America from Shanghai as well as provide access to more than 50 locations in China with codeshare partner China Eastern.
The airline currently offers flights to Shanghai from Detroit, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
Travelers will fly on the 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft which features 37 lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in Delta One, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 218 seats in the main cabin. The economy class seating offers some of the widest in international flights according to the company. Every seat offers WiFi, personal entertainment screens, and powerports. Also provided will be complimentary locally sourced Chinese meals and drinks in all cabins. Those flying first class are provided with Westin Heavenly bedding, noise-canceling headphones, amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s premium skincare, and in-flight loungewear
Flights are scheduled to leave Atlanta at 3 p.m. and arrive in Shanghai 6:50 p.m. the next day. Return flights are scheduled to leave Shanghai at 11:40 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 2:55 p.m.
Georgia governor Nathan Deal said that maintaining a strong relationship with China is important to Georgia’s economic landscape and that the nonstop flight will serve both the state’s tourism industry and help its already existing business community.