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Delta announces direct flights between Twin Cities and Seoul

It becomes Delta's second direct route to Asia from MSP.

Delta is adding its second direct flight between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Asia.

The airline announced on Wednesday that beginning next year, it will launch its first ever service between MSP and Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

The partnership with Korean Air will make Seoul Delta's second Asian destination from MSP – the other being Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan.

"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."

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The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates MSP Airport, says the route is a huge boost for the Twin Cities "not only because of the direct connection it offers to vital South Korean markets but also because travelers can reach dozens of other Asian cities by connecting through Seoul’s Incheon Airport."

The trips will be operated by Delta's newly refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which will include 220 main cabin seats, 48 in premium economy and 28 in first class.

Further schedule details of the route will be released at a later date.

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