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Delta to start nonstop flights from Atlanta to Shanghai


The world's busiest airport has only a handful of routes to Asia, and it is set to soon see the return of one high-profile route: Atlanta-Shanghai.

Delta Air Lines aims to launch the service a year from now, in July 2018, with 291-seat Boeing 777-200LRs.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Shanghai “is one of the most requested routes that we have here in Atlanta."

To read more about which companies are expected to use the Atlanta-Shanghai route, why the flights did not succeed in the past and what Delta thinks will be different this time, read more on MyAJC.com.

Delta plans to relaunch Atlanta-Shanghai flights

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Delta still hoping to restart Atlanta-Shanghai route Delta Air Lines aims to launch Atlanta-Shanghai flights a year from now, in July 2018, with 291-seat Boeing 777-200LRs.


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