Delta Launches New Seattle Service to Seoul



Delta Air Lines celebrated new nonstop service from Seattle to Seoul on June 2 with a gatehouse inaugural ceremony. The flight marked Delta’s fourth nonstop international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a year, including London-Heathrow, Shanghai-Pudong and Tokyo-Haneda.

“Delta’s Seoul service is another key addition in our rapidly expanding international portfolio for corporate and leisure customers,” said Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle. “The Seattle market is geographically positioned to optimally connect traffic to all of our Asia destinations, which are the leading commercial centers in the region.”

Last week Delta announced service from Seattle to several popular ski and beach destinations for this fall and on June 16 will celebrate a new international flight with nonstop service to Hong Kong.

In addition to the recently added international service, Delta also currently operates nonstop flights from Seattle to Amsterdam, Beijing, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo-Narita. By this summer, Delta will offer more international service from Seattle than all other carriers combined with more than 2,500 daily long-haul international seats as part of the market’s 86 peak-day departures to 26 destinations.

The Seoul flight will operate using a 210-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 35 full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite, 32 seats in Economy Comfort and 143 Economy class seats.

In February, Delta launched a double miles promotion for Seattle-based SkyMiles members. Customers who book and fly Delta or Delta Connection-marketed and -operated flights from Seattle by December 31, 2014, will be awarded double miles and double Medallion Qualification Miles on the nonstop segment departing from or arriving into Seattle.

Delta Air Lines, www.delta.com.