Delta to increase Detroit-Beijing frequency

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) approved Delta Air Lines' request for additional frequencies for its nonstop flight between Detroit and Beijing today.

The Atlanta-based SkyTeam carrier will increase service on the route to daily from five-per-week with the two new US-China frequencies on 28 October, according to a DOT filing.

"The proposed frequency increase will enable Delta to offer its customers a full daily service pattern," says the airline in a regulatory filing.

Delta flies a 269-seat Boeing 777-200ER on the route.

The airline also flies daily between Beijing and both Tokyo Narita and Seattle on a Boeing 767-300, according to Innovata schedules.