Xiamen Airlines launched its Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service on Sept. 26, creating an air bridge between two of China’s major special economic zones and Seattle.
This is not only the first long haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point in the United States, but also the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the U.S.
The service will be handled by a Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with three flights per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Xiamen has also signed a partnership agreement with Alaska Airlines that enables passengers traveling to Seattle via Xiamen Airlines, to fly onward to 61 major and secondary destinations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Xiamen operates the largest all-Boeing aircraft fleet in China.