More and More Flights to Faraway Places

If you’re considering a trip to China or another foreign country, in 2008 you will have a lot more options for flights. That’s because several international airlines have recently announced new routes from the US to the fastest growing country in the world. The Transnational’s David Jones had this story.

United will inaugurate service in the spring from San Francisco and Guangzhou, becoming the first US carrier to offer this direct flight to the big southern Chinese city. Delta will begin service between Atlanta and Shanghai, bringing the total daily non-stop flights between the two countries to six. And from China, soon China Southern Airlines will fly Beijing to Detroit in March 2009. There is more.

Delta’s new services would include flights to Cairo, Edinburgh, Lagos, Nairobi, Panama City, Tel Aviv and, subject to government approval, Cape Town. In all, Delta plans by June 2008 to operate 204 daily departures from JFK to 93 cities.

Meanwhile, from its Atlanta hub, Delta in June plans to begin nonstop service to Stockholm. The airline said that “55 Swedish businesses operate in the state of Georgia and approximately 900 U.S. companies have operations in Sweden.”