Delta Air Lines launched a new flight from their new Seattle (SEA) Gateway bound for Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN). Today’s flight marks Delta’s fourth international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in a year. Previous 2014 launches include London-Heathrow (LHR), Shanghai-Pudong (PVG), and Tokyo-Haneda (HND). The non-stop to Seoul is in addition to the popular non-stop from Detroit-Metro Airport (DTW), currently operated by a Boeing 747-400.
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 centers in the region.”
Delta: Additional Seattle Flights
Delta has been building up a significant network of flights at Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) to feed the vast array of new international services. Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN) is home to SkyTeam partner Korean Air and Incheon is a great airport for connections should your travel plans take you further into Asia.
June 16, 2014, marks the next international addition and this will be a big one!
Once June 16th rolls along, Delta Air Lines will be operating non-stop between Seattle (SEA) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).
Seattle – Seoul Flight
The new flight will make the trek to Seoul using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with seating for 210 passengers. The configuration includes 35 full-flat beds in BusinessElite class, 32 seats with additional space in Economy Comfort, and 143 regular Economy seats.
For business travelers, Delta is the only airline to provide full flat-bed seats which each have direct access to the aisle in BusinessElite on every long-haul international flight from Seattle-Tacoma Intl (SEA). Each seat on the Boeing 767-300ER has audio and video on demand (AVOD), including all of economy.
Seattle to The World
It’s also a noteworthy fact that Delta also operates nonstop flights from Seattle to Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing (PEK), Paris – Charles de Gaulle (CDG), and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) — these flights and new additions will result in a strong Seattle Gateway. While Delta remains a partner with Alaska Airlines to feed their new flights, Delta has also gone to war with Alaska over many key domestic routes, which in turn has helped to drive prices down for consumers in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Seattle based consumers may also earn double Delta SkyMiles through the end of the year. Customers must first register for the promotion on delta’s website and then book and fly and Delta or Delta Connection-marketed and operated flight from Seattle.
The competition Delta has brought into the Seattle area includes 76 peak-day flights to 25 destinations. The airline likewise invested $15 million in its facilities at Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) which included enhancements to the Delta Sky Club, lobby renovations, Sky Priority services, power re-charging stations at the gates, additional ticket counters, and finally, enhancements to the international arrivals area. When customers take an international Delta flight to Seattle, the international arrivals area will be their first experience. It’s important Delta gets this correct along with sufficient staffing from the US Customs & Border Protection.
Welcome to Seattle!