Delta Plans Atlanta-Seoul Service from 2017, with Expanded Korean Air Codeshare

The service will be operated by 291-seat Boeing 777-200LRs, each configured with 37 Delta One business class seats, 36 Delta Comfort+ seats and 218 Main Cabin seats.

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Delta Air Lines plans to begin daily non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport on December 16, pending U.S. Department of Transportation and Chinese government approval.

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Air France has announced two new international routes beginning in the first six months of 2016, one of which will see the carrier resurrecting the New York-Paris Orly route it first operated with jets in 1960.

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From May 26, Delta will operate daily service linking Minneapolis-St. Paul with Rome, as well as six weekly flights linking Detroit with Munich.

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The delivery makes Korean Air the first airline in the world to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of the Boeing 747-8.

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AeroMexico will operate four round-trips a week between Mexico City and Ontario and three a week between Mexico City and Sacramento.

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From April 5, SkyTeam Alliance member AeroMexico will operate four round-trips a week on the Mexico City-Los Angeles route with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

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The Airbus A330-200, which is equipped with GE Aviation CF6-80E1 engines, joins four leased A330-200s and seven A340-300s in the Aerolíneas Argentinas fleet.

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The carrier’s existing shareholders and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, Alitalia’s new 49 per cent shareholder, announced on January 20 that the Italian carrier would adopt new network, fleet, cost-management, airline partnership and customer-service strategies. It is also adopting a new look.

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Delta Air Lines is planning to begin daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on July 9, pending U.S. Department of Transportation and Chinese government approval.

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Boeing has announced that Spanish airline Air Europa is the customer for 14 787-9 Dreamliner jets previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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AeroMexico is launching daily service between Mexico City and Toronto on May 4. Toronto will become AeroMexico’s second destination in Canada, the carrier already serving Montréal.

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Delta Air Lines will launch daily, year-round service from New York JFK to Zurich Airport and is planning to increase its service frequency from JFK to Rome. Delta and its joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia are also expanding service to Paris and Amsterdam from Atlanta.

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AeroMexico says replacing 767-200ERs with 787-8s on its three weekly round-trips between Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional and London Heathrow Airport from April onwards will make it better equipped to satisfy increasing customer demand from the UK to Mexico.

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Delta Air Lines has announced long-expected changes to its SkyMiles loyalty program which will shift the earning of redeemable mileage points from the current model based on distance traveled to a new model based on ticket price. The change will become effective for travel on flights from January 1, 2015.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines claims to be the first airline in the world to create a payment method which allows customers to pay via social media channels.

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The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, Korean Air operating the service with a Boeing 777-200ER.

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Originally announced by Xiamen Airlines in May 2011, the order has a list-price value of $1.3 billion.

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Subject to government approval, Delta Air Lines plans to launch new daily non-stop services from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on June 2 and June 16, 2014, respectively.

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