Delta Air Lines is expanding its presence in Asia. The company has recently announced plans to bolster its existing relationship with Korean Airlines to offer more flights to South Korea, as the airline continues to add new service to Asia.
Per Delta Air Lines,
“Delta and Korean Air are expanding a 20+ year trans-Pacific partnership, and we believe the new Delta service between Atlanta and Seoul in conjunction with an enhanced partnership with Korean solidifies our joint position as leading carriers in the U.S.-Asia market,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s President – International & Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “Incheon International Airport is one of the premier gateways to Asia and the strength of our combined hubs and flight offerings gives customers a significantly enhanced portfolio of destinations for travel.”
“Our expanded partnership with Delta allows our customers to travel more conveniently with more options between Asia and the Americas, strengthening our position as the world’s largest trans-Pacific airline, said Walter Cho, Korean Air’s C.O.O. “Travelers will benefit from the combined network strength of Korean Air and Delta resulting in greater schedule flexibility and increased frequency.”
Starting in June 2017, Delta will offer service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport. The airline will use the Boeing 777-200 for the new routes, Delta’s long-range line of aircraft.
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