13 AUGUST 2018
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In a major development in their joint venture which received regulatory approval earlier this year (see BTN 2 April), Delta Air Lines and Korean Air are opening service between Boston and Minneapolis St Paul in the US and Seoul in 2019.
The Boston flights begin on 12 April. A date has yet to be announced for Minneapolis, but the two routes are the first additions to the joint venture’s Seoul – Incheon network since the partnership was launched.
Korean Air managing vice president John Jackson said: “By combining Korean Air and Delta’s schedules, passengers can enjoy unparalleled travel options. This is the strongest trans-Pacific partnership and gives both airlines a solid competitive edge.”
The link-up gives access 290 destinations on Delta in the Americas and 80 destinations in Asia on Korean Air. In January, the partners co-located in the industry-leading Incheon Terminal 2, further accelerating connections between Asia and America.
The Boston – Seoul service will be operated on Korean Air’s new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner featuring six sleeper suites in First Class and 18 in Prestige (Business) Class, plus 245 seats in Economy Class.
With the launch of Boston and Minneapolis St Paul, Korean Air and Delta will offer up to 29 flights a day between 14 gateways in the US and Asia.
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