Delta Air Lines will re-start service between Seattle and Shanghai-Pudong via Seoul-Incheon on June 25, operating twice per week.
From July and beyond, it will operate once-weekly flights from Seattle and Detroit, also via Incheon.
Delta is the first US airline to re-connect the US and China since the temporary suspension in February due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
“We are excited to resume our services between the US and China, as economic and social activities start to recover,” said Wong Hong, Delta's president - Greater China and Singapore.
“With a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey.”
The Shanghai Pudong-Seattle flights will be served with Delta’s A350 aircraft. The Atlanta-based airline said it will be implementing best-health practices in its flights in light of the pandemic.
Earlier, the airline announced it will restart weekly service from Los Angeles to Sydney in July and will also add weekly flights from Atlanta to Seoul-Incheon, complementing existing service from Detroit and Seattle.
Delta will also continue to operate service to Tokyo-Haneda from Detroit and Seattle.
The airline will add almost 1,000 flights system-wide in July.