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Delta Proposes Service Linking Minneapolis with Shanghai

Delta Proposes Service Linking Minneapolis with Shanghai

Delta Air Lines said it would like to operate a new route from Shanghai to Minneapolis starting in 2020.
The airline submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation for permission to operate this route. It would be the first non-stop from the state of Minnesota to China and it is also subject to approval by the Chinese government.
Delta would operate the route using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The Atlanta-based airline …

Hainan Launches Non-Stop Shenzen-Vienna Service

Hainan Launches Non-Stop Shenzen-Vienna Service

Hainan Airlines announced on Saturday the start of service between Shenzhen, China and Vienna Austria.
The airline is using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the new route, which operates twice weekly.
Citing a “growing cooperation” between China and Austria, the airline said that the new flight will “help promote economic cooperation and cultural exchanges” between the two countries.
Hainan currently serves 15 destinations from Shenzen Bao’an International Airport including Brussels, Madrid, and Zurich.
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World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

Hainan Introduces Non-Stop Service from Shenzhen to Zürich

Hainan Introduces Non-Stop Service from Shenzhen to Zürich

Hainan Airlines announced the start of new service from Shenzhen to Zürich.
The new route is the airline’s first between China’s Guangzhou-Shenzhen region and Switzerland.
Flights from Shenzhen to Zürich are scheduled to depart at 1:20 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays and arrive at 7:55 a.m. From Zürich, flights will depart at 11:40 a.m. and arrive in Shenzhen at 5 a.m. the next day.
The inaugural flight departed Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport on …

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines announced on Tuesday plans for new routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, and London.
The Fort Worth-based airline is introducing non-stop seasonal service from Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth to Munich as well as Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubrovnik and Chicago to Athens.
It is also introducing five new seasonal international routes from Philadelphia, adding Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh as destinations from the City of Brother Love. The airline will …

Hyatt Regency Hotels Open in Shanghai and Okinawa

Hyatt Regency Hotels Open in Shanghai and Okinawa

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of two Hyatt Regency properties. The two are located in Shanghai, China, and Okinawa, Japan.
The Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is on a private island linked by bridge to the main island of Okinawa. The property offers 344 guest rooms and is located on the waterfront. It relies on Okinawan culture and tradition for the design of its public spaces and guest rooms. There are six …

Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines announced the adoption of a baby panda that will become the official ambassador of the airline’s Panda Route flight expansion program.
The female panda, named 3U and nicknamed YouYou, was born on July 15, 2017.
Youyou is one of eight pandas depicted on the livery of an Airbus A350 that will fly the Chengdu-Beijing route in August and other new routes in the future.
The indigenous population of giant pandas are …