Delta announces direct flights between Twin Cities and Seoul

It becomes Delta's second direct route to Asia from MSP.
Author:
Publish date:

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."

Related: Sign up for our daily newsletters.

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.

Today's Top Stories

– Minneapolis schools approve budget cuts that remove 300 positions.

– Minnesotans live longer than people in any other state.

Next Up

124906958_401361401236047_6293747214536025849_o

Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

Screen Shot 2020-12-03 at 5.01.58 PM

Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

Hennepin County Government Center

Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

northfield community education center

Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

state hockey tournament, mshsl

MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.

hydrocodon-DEA

Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

los ocampos

Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

covid-19, coronavirus

Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

Jenna Fish

Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Plainview

More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

radio station, microphone

MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

Related

Delta announces nonstop flights between MSP and Mexico City

The Twin Cities will get a direct route to the Mexican capital.

Delta plans direct flights between MSP and Shanghai

It would give the Twin Cities its first direct route into China.

Delta

Coronavirus: Delta to suspend flights between MSP-South Korea

The fights will end on Saturday for at least two months.

Aer Lingus to start direct flights between MSP and Dublin

There was significant demand for the route from the business community.

Sun Country to start nonstop flights between MSP-Belize

MSP becomes the 10th airport in the U.S. to offer direct flights to Belize.

Delta could start offering free WiFi on all its flights

The airline's CEO said it's something the company is considering.

1024px-JetBlue_Airways,_Airbus_A321-231(WL),_N945JT_-_LAX

JetBlue announces new route between MSP, New York

The low-cost airline arrived at MSP in 2017.

Delta

Coronavirus: Delta waives change fees for international flights in March

It comes amid widespread outbreaks in parts of Asia and Europe.