Four new routes by US carriers to Asia

11 Jun 2014 by Clement Huang

CARRIER Delta Air Lines

ROUTE Seattle-Hong Kong

LAUNCH DATE June 18, 2014


AIRCRAFT Airbus A330-200

CONFIGURATION  34 in business, 32 in economy comfort and 168 in economy

EXTRA The new route is the only direct service linking Hong Kong with Seattle.


CARRIER Delta Air Lines

ROUTE Seattle-Seoul 

LAUNCH June 2, 2014


AIRCRAFT Boeing 767-300ER

CONFIGURATION 35 in business, 32 in economy comfort and 143 in economy

EXTRA From Seattle, Delta and its subsidiary Alaska Airlines provides connections to some 50 domestic destinations, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco.


ROUTE San Francisco-Chengdu

CARRIER United Airlines

LAUNCH June 9, 2014

FREQUENCY Thrice weekly

AIRCRAFT Boeing 787-8

CONFIGURATION 36 in business, 70 in economy plus and 113 in economy

EXTRA Chengdu is the ninth destination that the airline serves non-stop from San Francisco in the Asia-Pacific region. United is also the first US carrier to fly non-stop from the US to Mainland China beyond the primary cities of Beijing and Shanghai.


CARRIER American Airlines

ROUTE Dallas-Hong Kong

LAUNCH June 13, 2014


AIRCRAFT Boeing 777-300ER

CONFIGURATION Eight in first, 52 in business and 350 in economy

EXTRA In anticipation of the new route, Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport will offer updated signage and translation services. Digital way-finding signs across all terminals as well as the airport’s official mobile app will offer traditional and simplified Chinese translations.


Clement Huang

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