Delta Airlines yesterday launched a daily non-stop service between Seattle and Seoul.
The carrier is deploying a B767-300ER aircraft on the route with 35 seats in business elite, 32 in economy comfort and 153 in economy.
Flight 199 departs Seattle Tacoma at 1200 and arrives at Seoul Incheon at 1530 local time the following day. Return service 198 departs from Seoul at 1720 and lands at Seattle at 1205 local time the same day.
The route is the carrier's fourth non-stop service from Seattle Tacoma to be announced in the last year, following flights to London Heathrow (see news, July 2013), Shanghai Pudong and Tokyo Haneda. To read reviews of the LHR B767-300ER service, click here and here.
Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president – Seattle, said: "The Seattle market is geographically positioned to optimally connect traffic to all of our Asia destinations, which are the leading commercial centres in the region."
Delta will also launch a non-stop service to Hong Kong later next month.