Delta Air Lines adjusts its Hong Kong flight schedule from Seattle and restart flights from Tokyo for the Winter schedule.
Seattle to Hong Kong
Delta Air Lines currently operates its network’s only non-stop flight to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) daily from its hub at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The airline will scale this down to two flights weekly starting on October 26, 2015 with resumption back to the daily schedule on March 28, 2016.
Outbound flight to Hong Kong now leaves Seattle more than three hours earlier from 1220 to1544 (344pm) resulting in an arrival time that allows for some connections. Inbound flight back to Seattle also changed timing to 1315 (half an hour later than the current schedule). Arrival at around 0923 will provide ample connection opportunities to other cities in North America.
The weekly flights will continue be operated with an Airbus A330-200 equipped with 234 seats across three cabins of service (Delta One™, Comfort+™ and Economy). The capacity reduction leads to 2,340 fewer seats to Hong Kong on Delta Air Lines’ network from the continental US.
Passengers heading to Hong Kong on other days in this period will require a new connection from Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT). This flight was part of Delta Air Lines’ Tokyo banks of flights until it was cancelled last October. The limited service will operate four times a week starting from October 26, 2015 to March 26, 2016 on the same Airbus A330-200 variant. This will add 2,106 seats a week and result in a net capacity loss of 234 seats per week for 17 weeks.
A later afternoon outbound departure time in Tokyo will pick up available feeder traffic from the majority of the US bound flights and Hong Kong tourists. Inbound arrival at 1500 (3pm) will enable passengers to catch connecting flights back to the US scheduled between 1600-1800 (4-6pm).
None of Delta Air Lines’ daily flights from Seattle to other Asian destinations including Seoul (ICN), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG) or Tokyo (NRT) are affected by this scheduling change.