The airline will now postpone the launch of its LAX-PVG operation to July 12.
Delta Air Lines will no longer begin its flight connecting Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in March of next year. Instead, the airline will push back the relaunch until July 12 of next year. The service connecting these two major airports will still be offered four times a week.
Earlier this year, in August, Delta Air Lines announced it would begin expanding its operations in China this winter. The airline announced it would expand its offerings to Shanghai from both Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DET) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The service from Detroit would be offered three times a week and would utilize an Airbus A350-900.
The LAX to PVG service is set to operate on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The flight is currently scheduled to depart from Los Angeles at approximately 9:30 local time and arrive at 14:45 in Shanghai the following day. The return flight, from PVG to LAX, will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This flight will take off from Shanghai at 16:45 local time and arrive in Los Angeles at approximately 13:45 local time.
Several other airlines currently operate this route. China Eastern Airlines has an LAX-PVG service that flies three times per week and operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
United Airlines is also set to begin a LAX-PVG route. Beginning in mid-February 2024, United will operate a daily flight from LAX-PVG. This route, however, will be flown by one of the airlines’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Around the same time, United will also restart a service connecting Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Shanghai and a service connecting Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Shanghai. It will also expand its service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Shanghai with one more daily flight.
Source: Simple Flying