Delta announces new Seattle-Taipei nonstop service

Delta Air Lines will launch daily nonstop flights between Seattle and Taipei, Taiwan starting June 6, 2024, subject to government approval. The new route marks Delta’s first nonstop service from the United States to Taiwan’s capital city since 2017.

“This route not only opens new doors to Taipei’s captivating skyline, vibrant night markets, and rich cultural heritage, but it also marks a significant stride in enhancing Seattle’s global connectivity,” said Joan Wang, Delta’s Managing Director of Global Sales in Seattle.

The Seattle-Taipei flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-900neo with Delta One suites, Premium Select, Comfort+ and main cabin. Delta touts the aircraft’s premium amenities like lie-flat seats with plush bedding made from recycled plastic in Delta One.

The new Taipei service continues Delta’s Pacific network expansion from its Seattle hub. Delta already flies nonstop from Seattle to Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai. With Taipei, the airline will serve four trans-Pacific destinations from its Northwest hub.

“The Port of Seattle welcomes today’s announcement as Delta continues to build on SEA’s status as a hub and its west coast gateway to Asia,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Sam Cho. “We are excited Delta is demonstrating its commitment to continuing to build on that vision.”

Delta has served Seattle for over 90 years, with its history dating back to the start of Northwest Airways in 1933. The airline now operates over 160 daily departures from Seattle to 50 destinations worldwide.

The new Taipei route also fits into Delta’s broader Pacific restart and growth. In 2023, the airline announced a second Atlanta-Seoul flight, increased China and Japan service, launched Los Angeles-Auckland flights and boosted Sydney frequency.

“As APAC demand returns, we are excited to launch our seventh non-stop international market in the Pacific, solidifying our commitment to robust and consistent growth in the region,” said Jeff Moomaw, Delta’s Vice President of APAC.

In addition to its own Pacific network, Delta partners with Korean Air to offer connections to 80 destinations across Asia from Seoul.

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