Delta has unveiled plans to launch flights
between its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and Seoul-Incheon.
Scheduled to begin next year in
partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air, Delta will
utilize newly refreshed Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with all new
As part of Delta’s $100 million 777
refurbishment program, the aircraft will be equipped with 28 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.
All three 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.
“Delta’s future is global and adding another
nonstop flight to the joint venture’s Seoul-Incheon hub with
Korean Air expands on our long-term vision,” said Delta’s CEO Ed
Bastian. “This will be a great driver of international commerce
for the Minneapolis/St. Paul community and the State of Minnesota,
as well as benefiting our customers, our employees and our
Since 1 June 2018, 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 Delta’s U.S.
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.
“This is the first direct service between MSP
International Airport and South Korea, and we are thrilled Delta
Air Lines has decided to provide it,” said Brian Ryks, Executive
Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which
owns and operates MSP. “Travelers can connect to dozens of other
cities throughout Southeast Asia through Seoul’s Incheon Airport,
providing Twin Cities businesses with easy access to customers and
clients in critical growing markets.”