Korean Air will launch nonstop flights
between Boston and Seoul on 12 April 2019.
The new Boston flights, along with
Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul and Seattle-Osaka services that Delta
is launching, are the first additions to the joint venture’s
Transpacific network since the two carriers launched their
partnership last May.
“Korean Air is the largest Transpacific airline
and we’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time,” said Korean Air’s
Vice President of Marketing, John Jackson. “It makes sense, with
our Delta joint venture, to start service there now. Delta is
growing fast in Boston and adding an Asia flight will help them
solidify their position as Boston’s #1 global airline. By combining the schedules of Delta and Korean
Air, our customers are able to enjoy unparalleled travel options,”
Jackson said. “Our joint venture is undeniably the strongest
Transpacific partnership and provides both of our airlines with a
solid competitive edge.”
Customers can access 290 destinations on Delta
in the Americas and 80 destinations in Asia on Korean Air.
Meanwhile, Korean and Delta are co-located in the world-renowned
Incheon Terminal 2, making connections between Asia and America
some of the industry’s quickest.
The Boston-Seoul service will operate five days
a week on Korean Air’s new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with six
First Class sleeper suites, 18 Prestige business class suites, and
245 seats in economy class.
First Class features farm-to-flight meals with
food grown at the airline’s own farm on Jeju Island, a 23-inch
high-resolution monitor, luxurious duvet and bedding and in-flight
comfort clothing by Gianfranco Ferre. First class customers also
can enjoy the exclusive benefits of a dedicated check-in lounge
and First Class lounge at Incheon Airport.
Korean Air’s Prestige Suites offer private
21-inch wide flatbed seats spaced 75 inches apart with direct
aisle access. Onboard, Prestige customers enjoy Korean Air’s
award-wining food and wine program and a premium amenity kit.
Meanwhile, Korean Air’s economy class is among
the industry’s most comfortable, with 33-34 inches between seats,
a 10.6-inch high-resolution personal monitor and a variety of meal
“Delta and its partners offer an unmatched
global network that’s capable of taking Boston to the world, with
the most international seats and direct flights to 19
international destinations this year – more than ever before,”
said Steve Sear, Delta's President – International and Executive
Vice President of Global Sales. “This new flight to Seoul will
offer a key link to Asia and is a standout addition to our Boston
route map as we bring the benefits of our JV partnership with
Korean Air to Boston-area customers.”