Delta Airlines Announces Minneapolis to Seoul Route

Delta Airlines will be expanding its presence to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) next year; when services from Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) commence. However, no exact date has been set by the carrier.
This announcement comes as Delta and Korean Air's joint venture (JV) gets approved.
The JV between Delta and Korean allows them to sell seats to their own customers, on board each other's flight. For example, Delta Airlines can sell tickets on Korean's Seoul network, to help expand their own route network; and vice versa. Another benefit that comes with a JV is that the airlines can time their flights with each other's, making for easier connections.
This will be Delta's fourth JV. The other three are with: AeroMexico, Air France/KLM, and Virgin Atlantic.
For the new flights to Seoul, Delta plans to utilize its fleet of refurbished Boeing 777-200 Extended Range (ER) aircraft. Featured on these aircraft will be Delta's new Delta One Suite along with new international-style premium economy seats.
“Delta’s future is global and adding another non-stop flight to the joint venture’s Seoul-Incheon hub with Korean Air expands on our long-term vision,” said Ed Bastian, Delta's CEO, during a statement announcing this new route. “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.” Batian also added.
When this route commences, it will bring Minneapolis' Trans-Pacific routes to a total of two. In addition to Seoul, Delta currently operates flights to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport (HND).
On the other side of the Pacific, Delta currently serves Seoul from: Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW) and Seattle (SEA).