Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL - Free Report) has announced two direct services across the Pacific in partnership with Korean Air. The Delta-Korean Air joint venture offers premier travel benefits to customers across the trans-Pacific region, covering more than 80 destinations in Asia and 290 in the United States.
The carrier has launched flights connecting Minneapolis/St. Paul with Seoul, South Korea and Seattle with Osaka, Japan. Additionally, the Korean Air-operated service connecting Boston with Seoul will begin Apr 12 onward. This operation combined with the aforementioned Delta fights constitutes the first route additions to the partnership's network since the launch of the joint venture last May.
Delta is operating on the Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul route using the newly-revamped 777-200ER aircraft. The aircraft features new cabins with comfortable seating, inflight Wi-Fi, LED lighting and several other modern amenities. The new Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul flight is an addition to the carrier’s existing service to Tokyo-Haneda from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub.
The Delta-Korean Air trans-Pacific joint venture serves 12 destinations across Japan and the Seattle-Osaka service further builds on it, offering shared customers with optimized schedules, smoother travel experience and better benefits from the loyalty program.
Delta’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft is plying on the above route that is fully equipped with modern facilities including flat-bed seats and access to Wi-Fi, entertainment screens plus power ports.
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