Delta to restart Seattle/Tacoma – Osaka service

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N179DN (msn 25144) LHR (SPA). Image: 942697.

Delta Air Lines is planning to resume service on the Seattle/Tacoma – Osaka route, last operated in November 2013. The route will be restored on April 1, 2019 and will operate daily with Boeing 767-300 ER equipment.

The airline issued this statement:

Delta customers can now book travel to Osaka, Japan via the airline’s Seattle/Tacoma hub. The first flight from Seattle will debut April 1, 2019, and the first from Osaka debuts April 2.

The flights will operate on the following schedule:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – Osaka Kansai International Airport

Flight Departs Arrives
DL182 SEA at noon KIX at 3:25 p.m. (next day)
DL183 KIX at 4 p.m. SEA at 10 a.m.

The Seattle-Osaka onboard experience will be Delta’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft 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.

The Seattle/Tacoma-Osaka route represents a significant addition to the Delta and Korean Air trans-Pacific joint venture partnership, which serves 12 destinations in Japan — giving shared customers optimized schedules, a more seamless customer experience and improved loyalty program benefits.

Delta is SEA’s largest global airline and continues to grow its overall presence, with a 10 percent increase in peak-day seats at its Seattle 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 N179DN (msn 25144) LHR (SPA). Image: 942697.

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