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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Delta Airlines Announced Its Code-sharing Cooperation with China Eastern Airlines


Delta Airlines Co. Ltd. of the U.S. announced in June its code-sharing cooperation with China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd., one of the three largest airlines in China. This is also the 1st code-sharing between Delta and China Eastern after China Eastern joint the SkyTeam Alliance in April 2010. Code-sharing enables Delta Airlines to send its passengers to 21 cities in China using 49 China domestic flights currently operated by China Eastern Airlines.

Meanwhile, the opened Trans-Pacific route can transport passengers directly to Los Angeles and New York from Shanghai. Similarily, China Eastern Airlines will use 38 U.S. domestic aviation network operated by Delta Airlines to link its flights to 21 U.S. cities. At the same time, Trans-Pacific aviation services will be achieved between Detroit and Shanghai as well as Atlanta and Shanghai. Delta Airlines revealed that its number of flights in China will increase to 45 per week starting in Summer 2011.

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