Joint-venture partners Delta and Korean Air will begin a Minneapolis-Seoul route in 2019.

The airlines will use a reconfigured, three-class Delta Boeing 777-200ER featuring the carrier's new premium economy cabin as well as the Delta One business-class suites. 

Delta didn't specify a date for the route launch, nor did it say how frequently the route would be offered.

Minneapolis-Seoul is Delta and Korean's first joint operation since they won approval from Korean regulators in March to upgrade their antitrust-immune joint venture. Under the new arrangement, which also won U.S. Department of Transportation approval, Delta and Korean can operate routes with jets from either airline.

The Delta-Korean operation will be the lone flight between Minneapolis and Seoul.

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI