Delta to launch new Seoul-Portland route in fall 2021   

Delta’s global reach is expanding this year with a new route to Seoul-Incheon on Sept. 9.

Through its joint venture with Korean Air, Delta’s new service from Portland International Airport (PDX) to Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) will enable one-stop connections to over 80 destinations throughout Asia. The route will offer the fastest connection from PDX to the largest corporate and leisure markets in the region.

“With the support of our partners and Delta’s extensive global network, we are ready to reconnect customers to their favorite destinations with new services and offerings, and as always, with their safety as our top priority," said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning.

Travelers looking to journey a little closer to home can also look forward to new routes and more flights to summer’s most popular leisure destinations, like Alaska, the Mountain West, beaches and more. This summer, Delta will operate approximately 4,000 daily flights to more than 200 domestic and more than 50 international destinations.

Portland to Seoul-Incheon

As PDX’s largest global carrier, Delta will operate new service to ICN three times per week on the 234-seat Airbus A330-200 with Delta One full-flat beds, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Service will upgrade to offer four product experiences, including Delta Premium Select, by summer 2022.

Seat-back entertainment and a wealth of film, television, music and more will be available for all customers. Delta also recently announced plans to bring high-speed Wi-Fi onboard in 2021 – a key step in offering free Wi-Fi in the future.

More ways to enjoy travel

In addition to offering more destinations, Delta is welcoming customers with new travel experiences – all while enhancing the Delta CareStandard health and safety commitment the airline has become known for during the pandemic.   

  • Delta’s new Travel Planning Center, which includes an interactive map to search by price or destination type, is a one-stop guide to manage travel restrictions, testing requirements and everything else along the journey. Read more.
  • Each flight counts for more with industry-first Status accelerators – like SkyMiles Members earning more toward Medallion status on nearly every Delta flight, including Award Travel. Read more.
  • New treats and classic favorites like Coca-Cola beverages, snacks and Tip Top Proper Cocktails (21+, enjoy responsibly) are back on board all domestic and select short-haul international flights – and hot food items are just around the corner. Read more.
  • Customers have more flexibility than ever to plan and rebook their trips with an industry-leading travel credit extension for all tickets expiring in 2021 and all tickets purchased in 2021 through Dec. 31, 2022. Read more.

*Sept. 9 launch date is subject to change due to evolving travel restrictions, government authorization and demand.

 
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