Delta Air Lines will start a new daily Boeing 777-200ER route in April next year from Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.
The service will be operated using the newly refurbished 777 fleet and has been started in cooperation with Delta’s joint venture partner Korean Air. It complements the existing non-stop service to Seoul from Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit.
The new flight from Minneapolis, along with recently announced Boston-Logan to Seoul-Incheon service that Korean Air will operate in April 2019, are the first additions to the joint venture’s Seoul-Incheon network since the two carriers launched their partnership in May.
The service is Delta’s second trans-Pacific nonstop flight from its MSP hub, complementing existing service to Tokyo-Haneda, where Delta also intends to deploy the refurbished 777-200ER aircraft in November 2018.
Delta and Korean Air combined will operate 29 peak-day flights between the US and Asia, as part of their joint venture.