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Delta Says China Service Remains ‘Fluid’ as Plane Turns Back

  • Flight to Shanghai returned midflight to Seattle last week
  • Chinese Embassy denies changing rules causing flight return
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Delta Air Lines Inc. service to China “remains very fluid” after a flight to Shanghai from the U.S. was turned back because of the procedures needed to clean and disinfect the airplane, the carrier said.

The flight returned to Seattle in order “to be compliant with cleaning mandates required at Shanghai Pudong International Airport that were issued by the Chinese government on Dec. 21,” Delta said in a statement.