Delta Airlines has thrown its weight behind China Easternâ€™s signing of a memorandum of understanding to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance.
â€œChina Eastern is an outstanding airline with a strong leadership team and a proud history of serving its customers.
â€œWe are honored that another leading global airline has chosen to link its future growth and success with Delta and our SkyTeam partners,â€ said Delta Chief Executive Officer, Richard Anderson.
According to him, â€œChina Easternâ€™s extensive network and growing hub in Shanghai will complement Deltaâ€™s existing service to China and improve our customersâ€™ access to destinations across one of the worldâ€™s fastest_growing regions.â€
Delta Airlines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents.
Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft.
A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industryâ€™s leading trans_Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM.
Including its service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide, customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status online worldwide alliance partners.
Delta offers more than 16,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis_St. Paul, New York_JFK, Paris_Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo_Narita.
The airlineâ€™s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the worldâ€™s largest airline loyalty program; the award_winning BusinessElite