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Delta Airlines to launch Portland-Seoul route in Fall 2021

Delta Airlines has announced that it will launch its longest route from Portland in Fall 2021 to Seoul.

From 9th September 2021, the Atlanta-based carrier will start flying between Portland in Oregon and Seoul Incheon, the capital of South Korea. The route will be run by a Airbus A330-200 and will run 3-times-a-week. At 5,289 miles, this will be Delta’s longest flight from Portland.

Let’s see the schedule of this flight.

  • Portland-Seoul
  • Departure time: 12:35
  • Arrival time: 17:05 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: DL278
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Seoul-Portland
  • Departure time: 19:30
  • Arrival time: 14:25
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: DL277
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Delta’s 234-seater Airbus A330-200 featuring 34 reverse-herringbone business-class seats, 32 extra-legroom Comfort+ seats and 168 standard coach seats will be deployed on this route.

Launching a new long-haul route nowadays is a break from the pandemic-era network planning strategy of boosting flights to leisure-oriented destinations, like national parks and beaches.

Delta notes that the 9th September launch date is still subject to change, depending on ‘evolving travel restrictions, government authorization and demand.’

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