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Readers of this month's Sky magazine get a unique taste of eastern culture – from Japan to Indonesia – as the issue features five Asian destinations that are off the beaten path. 

"Asia looms large in Delta's future, as our customers increasingly flock to cities across the continent as they travel for business and leisure," notes Delta CEO Ed Bastian in his monthly letter in Sky. "Through Delta's direct service and our partners, customers can access more than 90 destinations throughout the Asia-Pacific region." 

March 2017 issue of Sky The issue gives readers an itinerary for visiting destinations including Mie Prefecture, Japan; Bintan Island, Indonesia; Jeju Island, South Korea; Lantau Island, Hong Kong; and Hangzhou, China. While the locales might be unknown to most, each is just a short trip from major cities in Asia that Delta flies to. 

For example, Hangzhou, a picturesque town dotted with pagodas, tea plantations and classical Chinese garden, is a quick train ride from Shanghai. Thanks to Delta's partners China Eastern and China Southern, Delta offers nonstop service to Shanghai and Beijing from several U.S. cities. 

The March issue of Sky also highlights Delta's new service between Atlanta and Seoul Incheon International Airport which launches this June and the arrival of the Airbus 350-900 aircraft which will join Delta's fleet on routes between U.S. and Asia-Pacific destinations. 

5 other things to know about Delta this month, from Sky

  • Starting this month, Delta will provide complimentary meal service to Comfort+ and Main Cabin customers traveling between New York-JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco.
  • Delta's consulting chef Linton Hopkins and London chef James Lowe created a limited-edition menu for London's Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge. The show, Dine with Delta, is available on Delta Studio this month.
  • Delta has partnered with the American Red Cross since 1941 – the airline's longest-standing nonprofit partnership. Today, Delta is the third-largest U.S. corporate blood donor.
  • Delta is re-launching its seasonal nonstop service between Atlanta and Brussels, Belgium, starting on March 25.
  • Starting March 31, Delta employees, retirees and customers—along with our partners at Aeroméxico—will build six homes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as part of the Delta Global Build with Habitat for Humanity.​
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