Delta Air Lines watched from the sidelines as four US legacy rivals vied over the past few months for the right to operate a new daily route to China. United Airlines and its bid to fly from Washington Dulles to Beijing won out earlier this month (ATWOnline, Jan. 10), but Delta yesterday signaled its intention to compete hard for the US Dept. of Transportation's 2008 award, presenting a proposal to operate a daily Atlanta-Shanghai service beginning next March. Continental Airlines (from ...

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