Delta Airlines and joint venture partner Korean Air are planning a new, non-stop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul hub to Seoul-Incheon, from next year.
The service will be Delta’s second trans-Pacific nonstop flight from its MSP hub, after the existing service to Tokyo-Haneda. The airline will utilize newly refreshed Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with all new cabins on the new route.
“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 owners.”
“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.”