Delta restores U.S.-Korea network with Minneapolis-Incheon relaunch as global demand grows
As travel demand continues to recover, Delta will resume nonstop service between two of its global hubs - Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) - effective Oct. 2, 2022.
Flights will initially operate three times per week before increasing to daily service on October 29. With the move to daily MSP-ICN service, Delta will have fully restored its Korea flying to 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
The MSP-ICN resumption joins Delta’s planned relaunch of daily Seoul service Seattle on July 12, while existing service from Atlanta and Detroit will increase to daily on Aug. 2.
“As travel restrictions ease, international and business travel is expected to drive the next leg of Delta’s recovery,” said Matteo Curcio, Delta’s V.P. - Asia Pacific. “Recent demand has been strong in Asian markets, particularly in Korea, as they have rolled back COVID-era travel restrictions. Full restoration of the airline’s Korean network is a positive indicator of what’s to come for the rest of the Asia region.”
Delta’s MSP-ICN route will operate on its flagship Airbus A350-900 aircraft with a choice of four experiences – Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
Customers traveling in Delta One will enjoy refreshed amenities and services including artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, soft and comfortable bedding made from recycled materials, pre-departure beverage service, chef-curated three-course meals and decadent desserts featuring build-your-own ice cream sundaes.
Delta Premium Select, the airline’s premium economy cabin, includes more space to relax and stretch out with a wider seat with deeper recline and an adjustable footrest and leg rest. Customers will also receive upgraded amenity kits, noise-canceling headsets, blankets and memory-foam pillows to help them arrive rested and refreshed.
All customers will have access to Wi-Fi onboard and Delta’s best-in-class seatback entertainment, while powering up their own devices with in-seat power and USB ports. Customers will also enjoy refreshed premium food and beverage options from small businesses, suppliers from across the globe and woman- and LGBTQ+-led brands.
Launched in May 2018, the industry-leading Delta-Korean Air transpacific joint venture offers customers greater choice and a wider range of benefits, including efficient connections more than 80 destinations in Asia from a combined network of 13 U.S. gateways.