Delta Air Lines aims to eventually restart flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to China, after discontinuing its Atlanta-Shanghai route a few years ago.
“We really have to reconnect Atlanta to China,” said Delta CEO Richard Anderson during comments before a Metro Atlanta Chamber luncheon in Atlanta on Tuesday. “Over the long run we will,” he said, noting that will be enabled by the airline’s order of wide-body Airbus jets announced last month. The new long-range jets will be delivered starting in 2017.
He noted that Delta has only one nonstop flight from Atlanta to Asia per day — a route to Tokyo.
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