Delta, Korean Air partner to add Seattle-Osaka service

Delta Air Lines has announced it complementing its international network with the addition of nonstop service from Seattle to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, starting in 2019, the company said.

Delta will fly the new route with one of the airline´s Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 25 fully flat-bed seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens and power ports. Meals, created in partnership with Delta´s Michelin two-star consulting chef Norio Ueno will be featured in all cabins of service.

Delta has made the difficult business decision to cease Seattle-Hong Kong service, with the last flight out of Hong Kong on Oct. 4. Delta will continue to serve Hong Kong from Seattle via Seoul-ICN, with its joint venture partner Korean Air.

The Seattle-Osaka route will be included in Delta´s joint venture partnership with Korean Air, which serves 12 destinations in Japan — giving shared customers optimized schedules, a more seamless customer experience and improved loyalty program benefits.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is a major United States airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline, along with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves a domestic and international network that includes 319 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Delta operates joint ventures with AeroMexico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and WestJet[12].