In the economy class cabin, meanwhile, Korean Air has 245 of its new economy seats laid out nine across, which have a pitch of between 33 and 34 inches (84-86cm) and a width of 17.2 inches (44cm).
The flights will operate five times per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the following schedule:
|KE089||Seoul (ICN)||Boston (BOS)||0930||1030||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun|
|KE090||Boston (BOS)||Seoul (ICN)||1330||1650+1||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun|
“As a major gateway for high tech industries, Boston is the most popular unserved point from Korea with rapidly growing demand to Asia,” said John Jackson, Korean Air’s managing vice president. “The city, with its numerous universities and colleges, is a growing New England hub attracting companies in fast-growing industries like IT, bio-technology, healthcare, finance and pharmaceuticals.”
The new route comes as Korean Air and Delta Air Lines are ramping up their services between South Korea and the US following the launch of their joint-venture partnership back in April.
“By combining the schedules of Korean Air and Delta, our customers are able to enjoy unparalleled travel options,” Jackson added. “Our joint venture is undeniably the strongest transpacific partnership and provides both of our airlines with a solid competitive edge.”
Earlier this year, Delta announced plans to launch a new non-stop service between Minneapolis/St Paul and Seoul in 2019. Its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900 (which also features its newest seat products) now also flies both its Detroit and Atlanta flights to the South Korean capital.
The two airlines also relocated to Incheon Airport’s new Terminal 2 back in February, alongside fellow Skyteam members Air France and KLM.