Delta Air Lines is launching a new nonstop flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota to Seoul-Incheon, South Korea, beginning in 2019. The flight is a partnership between Delta and Korean Air.
“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.”
The new Delta route will be the second trans-Pacific, nonstop flight from Minneapolis, adding to their nonstop Tokyo route. Delta and Korean Air share the same terminal in Seoul, which should make any connections a lot easier to make.
“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.”
Schedule details for the Seoul flight will be announced at a later date.