Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) announced on April 3 that non-stop flights from Incheon International Airport to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport are available from April 2 and 12, respectively.
The former is provided everyday by Delta Air Lines and the latter, provided by Korean Air, is available everyday except for Monday and Thursday. Minneapolis is Delta Air Lines’ hub city in the United States. Boston, home to fast-growing high-tech industries such as biotech, medical, pharmaceutical and financial, is currently witnessing a rapidly increasing demand for flights for tourism and business purposes. The number of the two airlines’ services from Incheon to the United States has increased from 13 to 15.
Earlier, the two airlines established a joint venture in May last year to create synergy for better services. They are currently cooperating with each other in 80 Asian flight routes and 290 American flights routes, including non-stop flights between the two regions. Last year, the number of customers who used the joint venture’s flight services in Incheon increased by approximately 6 percent and the number of transfer passengers rose about 8 percent.