US carrier Delta is set to re-start flights between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon twice a week starting from June 25.

From July onwards, the Atlanta-based airline said it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon.

The news follows the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement last week saying that US carriers have been approved to fly four weekly flights to China.

US, China to each allow four weekly flights

Delta, along with other US carriers, temporarily suspended flights to China earlier this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

“We are excited to resume our services between the US and China, as economic and social activities start to recover,” said Wong Hong, Delta’s president – Greater China and Singapore.

“With a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey,” he added.

The Shanghai Pudong-Seattle flights will be served with Delta’s A350 aircraft.

The tickets are open for booking on all channels including, Fly Delta app, agencies and online travel agencies.