Delta A350 Latest Routes & Updates


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The introduction of the A350 to Delta’s fleet has generated quite a bit of interest from flyers thanks to the revolutionary Business Class suites (revolutionary by US carrier standards) that have been fitted in the aircraft’s frontmost cabin. As if that wasn’t enough the A350 is also be the first aircraft to feature Delta’s new Premium Economy product, Delta Premium Select, so there’s quite a bit of reason for the interest being shown.

I use this page to highlight the routes on which Delta operates (or will operate) its new Airbus A350 and I update it each time I see a new route added or a schedule changed – if you’re interested in trying out the Delta A350 you may wish to bookmark this page.

Current Confirmed Delta A350 Routes & Schedules

In alphabetical order by departure airport

Atlanta (ATL) – Seoul Incheon (ICN) From 24 March 2018

From 24 March 2018 Delta’s Airbus A350 will replace the Boeing 777-200LR that currently operates this route and, at the same time, the schedule will change to make the Atlanta – Seoul flight an overnight one.

DL027 ATL 00:29 – 04:00+1 day ICN (Daily)
DL026 ICN 18:45 – 19:32 ATL (Daily)

Detroit (DTW) – Amsterdam (AMS) From 31 March 2018

Delta will deploy an Airbus A350 on it’s Detroit – Amsterdam route from 31 March 2018 on the following schedule:

DL132 DTW 16:23 – 05:55+1 day AMS (Daily)
DL133 AMS 09:20 – 11:48 DTW (Daily)

Detroit (DTW) – Beijing (PEK)

Delta first deployed an Airbus A350 on it’s Detroit – Beijing route on 17 January 2018. For the first month the aircraft operated the route on alternate days but, from 23 February 2018, the A350 appears on the route daily.

DL189 DTW 13:18 – 15:40 PEK (alternate days from 17 January then daily from 23 February)
DL188 PEK 17:40– 17:20 DTW (alternate days from 18 January then daily from 24 February)

Detroit (DTW) – Seoul (ICN)

Delta has been operating and A350 between Detroit and Seoul since 18 November 2017. Initially the aircraft appeared on the route on alternate days but, since 16 December 2017, the A350 has operated on this route daily.

DL159 DTW 12:24 – 16:30 ICN (alternate days from 18 November then daily from 16 December)
DL158 ICN 11:15 – 10:06 DTW (alternate days from 20 November then daily from 18 December)

Detroit (DTW) – Shanghai (PVG) From 19 April 2018

From 19 April 2018 Delta will operate one of its Airbus A350s on its daily Detroit – Shanghai route on the following schedule:

DL583 DTW 16:05 – 18:55+1 day PVG (Tue, Thu & Sun)
DL583 DTW 16:38 – 18:55+1 day PVG (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)

DL582 PVG 11:45 – 14:02 DTW (Tue, Thu & Sun)
DL582 PVG 11:45 – 13:55 DTW (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)

Detroit (DTW) – Tokyo (NRT)

This was the inaugural route for Delta’s Airbus A350 and was launched on 30 October 2017 (first departure from Tokyo was on 31 October 2017).

DL275 DTW 13:40 – 16:00 NRT A350 (Daily)
DL276 NRT 17:50 – 16:29 DTW A350 (Daily)

Los Angeles (LAX) – Shanghai (PVG) From 2 July 2018

As of 2 July 2018 Delta will replace the antiquated 777-200LR aircraft that currently flys between LA and Shanghai with its new Airbus A350 on the following schedule:

DL89 LAX 13:25 – 17:50+1 day PVG A350 (Daily)
DL88 PVG 20:15 – 17:35 LAX A350 (Daily)

Temporary Routes

This section will mainly be used to list out information on the domestic routes that Delta will use to “break-in” the A350 before launching it on it’s international routes.

It will also be used to list information on routes on which Delta will, for one reason or another, operate a limited Airbus A350 service.

No temporary routes at this time

If you’re looking for more information on what the cabins in Delta’s Airbus A350 are expected to be like then this link will take you to a post which should help.

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