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Delta to begin nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul-Incheon in cooperation with JV partner Korean Air in 2019

Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-232 ER N864DA (msn 29736) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936740.

Delta Air Lines will start a new route to Seoul (Incheon), South Korea from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub beginning next year in partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air.

Delta will utilize newly refreshed 777-200ER aircraft with all new cabins.  As part of Delta’s more than $100 million 777 refurbishment program, these aircraft will be equipped with 28 of our award-winning Delta One suites with a full height door, 18-inch high-resolution entertainment screens, memory foam seats, espresso coffee service and state-of-the-art design with customizable in-suite lighting. The new Delta Premium Select cabin seats 48 with elevated personal service, plated meals, 13.3-inch seat back screens and more space to stretch out with recliner seat rows 38 inches apart.  The 220 all-new Main Cabin seats are the widest in the Delta international fleet in a 9-abreast configuration furnished with personal screens, unlimited premium entertainment and complimentary earbuds. The new cabins all enjoy in-seat USB and 110V power ports, inflight WiFi and new dynamic LED lighting that varies by phase of flight fostering a relaxing, refreshing environment onboard.

As of June 1, Delta flights departing Korea feature menus in all cabins curated by Michelin two-star Chef Kwon Woo Joong, who will also consult on menu design with our U.S. kitchens.

The service will be 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 2019.

Schedule details of this new service will be announced at a later date.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-232 ER N864DA (msn 29736) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936740.

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Delta, Korean Air joint venture is approved by the U.S. DOT

Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-232 ER N862DA (msn 29734) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 921468.

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The DOT approval reflects the consumer benefits that will be created by the new joint venture. The two carriers will deepen their relationship, offering customers in the U.S. and Asia an enhanced and expanded flight network as well as more compelling travel options. The airlines have also applied for approval for the joint venture from the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The joint venture will create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia, providing customers of both airlines with more travel choices than ever before. The joint venture will provide both airlines with the expanded scale and scope to offer new alternatives to customers. The two airlines will also expand codeshare flights on trans-Pacific routes.  Customers will benefit from enhanced frequent flyer benefits, providing customers of both airlines the ability to earn and redeem miles on Delta’s SkyMiles and Korean Air’s SKYPASS program.  In addition, co-location at key airports including Incheon Terminal 2 which will provide customers with a seamless connection and baggage transit experience. Under the agreement, the airlines will share costs and revenues on flights within the scope of the joint venture as they work to expand service options for travelers.

In anticipation of the joint venture, Delta launched new nonstop service between Atlanta and Seoul earlier this year. This flight complements Korean Air’s existing service and provides customers in the U.S. with greater access to destinations across Asia. Korean Air operates to 10 gateways in the U.S. while Delta has three gateways from Seoul along with nonstop service to six other gateways in Asia. The new joint venture provides U.S. travelers with more options when flying to Asia.

Delta has a 25-year track record of partnering closely with airlines around the globe, beginning with the first successful trans-Atlantic partnership, when Northwest and KLM launched their joint venture in 1993. Today, Delta has seven partnerships with leading carriers in the biggest aviation markets in the world that are either joint ventures, equity investments, or both – spanning Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Through these deep relationships and immunized joint ventures, Delta has successfully achieved many of the benefits of cross-border cooperation for our customers.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-232 ER N862DA (msn 29734) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 921468.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Korean Air Boeing 777-3B5 HL7534 (msn 27950) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 906591.

Korean Air Boeing 777-3B5 HL7534 (msn 27950) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 906591.