In April 2019, Delta will commence service from Seoul-Incheon to Minneapolis/St Paul, using the airline’s newly refurbished 777 fleet. Available for sale now, this new flight — in cooperation with Delta’s joint venture partner Korean Air — offers among the best connections between the Midwest and Asia and complements the airline’s existing nonstop service to Seoul from Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit.
The new flight from Minneapolis, along with recently announced Boston-Logan/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.
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“This additional Delta flight will be an exciting way for many of our customers in Minnesota and in cities across the U.S. to access Seoul and dozens of destinations in Asia with one convenient connection in the world-class Terminal 2 at Incheon,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s President – International and Executive Vice President, Global Sales. “We look forward to April when the inaugural flight takes off from both airports, signifying how the Delta-Korean Air joint venture benefits our customers, our employees, the communities we serve and our shareholders.”
New nonstop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Seoul:
Flight Departs Arrives Dates
DL 171 Minneapolis/
St. Paul 2:40 p.m. Seoul 5:20 p.m. (next day) Starts April 1, 2019
DL 170 Seoul 7:45 p.m. Minneapolis/
St. Paul 5:55 p.m. Starts April 2, 2019
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 Joint Venture
With 29 peak-day flights between the U.S. and Asia, the joint venture between Delta and Korean Air offers customers world-class travel benefits across one of the most comprehensive route networks in the trans-Pacific market. The partners recently expanded codeshare flying and earlier this year received government approval for a trans-Pacific joint venture that will enhance connectivity between the U.S. and Asia giving customers more choice for seamless travel. Both airlines have also improved their loyalty programs’ reciprocal benefits, including the ability to earn more miles on both loyalty programs and redeem them on the expanded network.