Delta to add Seattle/Tacoma-Osaka service, will drop Hong Kong service

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1613B (msn 32776) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942387.

Delta Air Lines is adding nonstop service from its Seattle/Tacoma hub to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, starting in 2019, complementing its existing international network.

Delta will fly the new route with one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens and power ports. Meals, created in partnership with Delta’s Michelin two-star consulting chef Norio Ueno will be featured in all cabins of service.

Schedule details will be released at a later date. Delta today at Osaka offers daily service to Honolulu, making Seattle its second nonstop U.S. destination from the Japanese city.

Delta has made the difficult business decision to cease Seattle/Tacoma-Hong Kong service, with the last flight out of Hong Kong on October 4. Delta will continue to serve Hong Kong from Seattle/Tacoma via Seoul-ICN, with its joint venture partner Korean Air.

The Seattle/Tacoma-Osaka route will be included in Delta’s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which serves 12 destinations in Japan — giving shared customers optimized schedules, a more seamless customer experience and improved loyalty program benefits.

Delta continues to grow its overall presence in Seattle/Tacoma, with a 10 percent increase in peak-day seats at its Seattle/Tacoma hub for summer 2018, driven by the addition of three new domestic destinations as well as more flights and larger aircraft operating between existing routes. The airline will operate 174 peak-day departures to 54 destinations in July 2018, an increase of 11 departures compared with summer 2017 and 96 departures over summer 2014.

 

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1613B (msn 32776) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942387.

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