Delta says it will add two more weekly flights between the US and China starting August 24 “to meet increased customer demand and a rebound in travel”.

The announcement comes after the US and China agreed to increase the number of flights that their airlines can operate between the two countries from four to eight per week.

The US carrier will add flights departing from Seattle and Detroit, going to Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon.

In late June, Delta restarted its flights to China following a suspension of service in February due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

“We are excited to expand our seat capacity to address the growing demand from customers, who are showing a strong need for travel,” said Wong Hong, president – Greater China and Singapore, Delta Air Lines.

“We will continue our commitment to providing a safe travel experience, as our top priority remains safeguarding the safety, health and peace-of-mind of our passengers and our crew.”

The airline will fly an A350 on both routes.

The airline will operate the flights on the following schedule:

August 25 – October 24

Route Flight Departure Arrival Operating Days Fleet
SEA-ICN-PVG 287 23:30 4:45 Tuesdays, Thursdays A350
PVG-ICN-SEA 288 9:15 7:15 Thursdays, Saturdays A350

  August 24 – October 24

Route Flight Departure Arrival Operating Days Fleet
DTW-ICN-PVG 283 19:25 00:15 Mondays, Fridays A350
PVG-ICN-DTW 284 4:45 8:20 Wednesdays, Sundays A350

Yesterday, United announced plans to increase service to China from two to four weekly flights between San Francisco and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.

United doubles service between San Francisco and Shanghai