It seems that Delta and Korean Air are taking full advantage of their joint venture, with an announcement they are to start a route between Minneapolis-St Paul to Seoul Incheon
The daily service is planned to operate from 1st April 2019, as follows:
DL171 DEPART MSP 14:20 ARRIVE ICN 17:20+1 DL170 DEPART ICN 19:45 ARRIVE MSP 17:55 Commences 1st April 2019 from MSP, 2nd April 2019 from ICN Booked Equipment: Delta Boeing 777-200ER Data: Delta
Delta will use a re-configured three-class Boeing 777, split by:
- 28 Delta One Business Class Suites
- 48 Delta Premium Select (Premium Economy)
- 220 Main Cabin (Economy Class) in a 3-3-3 formation
For US Mid-West passengers, it represents a reasonable way to connect and travel onwards to Asia. For those connecting at Seoul Incheon, the Korean Air network provides a large coverage area.
The route marks the second route opened under the Delta/Korean Air Joint venture, with Korean Air operating a Boston to Seoul service, with both sides contributing new services it seems.
On the route launch, Steve Sear, Delta’s President – International and Executive Vice President, Global Sales stated:
“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,”
“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.”
Ticketing is open now for the new service (and should be showing up in mileage redemption engines) if you fancy trying this route out.
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