Delta to Launch Atlanta-Seoul Route, Expand Codeshare with Korean Air
Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch new daily service to Seoul, South Korea from Atlanta on June 3, 2017. Additionally, the carrier said that it will expand its existing codeshare agreement with Korean Air.
Flights are scheduled to depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 1:05 p.m. and arrive at Seoul Incheon International Airport at 4:45 p.m. the next day. From Seoul, flights will depart at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 7:40 p.m.
Delta will operate the route using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, equipped with 291 seats, including 37 lie-flat seats in the Delta One business-class cabin, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 218 seats in economy. Seats in first class are 21” wide and have a pitch of 78”.
The service will complement Korean Air’s current daily route between the two cities.
Delta and Korean Air will also expand their codeshare agreement by the end of the fourth quarter this year. Delta will be able to place its code on Korean flights from San Francisco and Houston to Seoul, as well as Korean flights from Seoul to destinations including Taipei, Osaka, Singapore, Nagoya, and Okinawa.
In addition to Delta’s new Atlanta-Seoul route, Korean will be allowed to place its code on Delta-operated flights to 115 destinations from Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as Delta flights to Sao Paulo from Atlanta and New York.
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