6 JANUARY 2020
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The Chinese capital’s state-of-the-art new airport gains an important customer in March when Delta Air Lines becomes the first US carrier to move in after transferring services from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Beijing Daxing (PKX).
The move comes as Delta’s SkyTeam partner China Eastern is also moving to Daxing, which Delta president for Greater China and Singapore Wong Hong said would ensure smooth and convenient international-domestic connections for both airlines.
The switch means Delta’s two non-stop daily services from Beijing to Detroit and Seattle will operate to Daxing, from which passengers will eventually have access to over 30 cities across China through codeshare flights with China Eastern.
In addition, China Eastern’s new international VIP lounges at Daxing will be open to Delta One customers and SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion members after the Chinese carrier’s move in the first quarter of this year.
Delta’s Beijing – Detroit daily flights are served by the airline’s flagship long-haul Airbus A350, while the Beijing – Seattle daily flights will adopt the new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft by the first half of 2020.
It means by this summer, Delta’s six non-stop daily services from China to the US, including those from Shanghai, will be served by the A350 and A330-900neo or newly-retrofitted Boeing B777s with the new Delta One suite and Premium Select products.
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