Delta Air Lines Introduces Daily Direct Flights from Seattle to Taipei

Delta Air Lines is set to enhance its trans-Pacific connectivity with a new daily non-stop service between Seattle and Taipei, commencing on June 6th. This strategic move marks Delta’s return to Taiwan, a destination absent from its route map since 2017, when flights operated via Tokyo Narita.

Key Highlights:

  1. Aircraft and Services:
  • The flights will be operated on the advanced Airbus A330-900 aircraft.
  • Passengers can choose from various classes, including Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin (economy).
  • Flight Schedule:
  • Departing from Seattle at 11:15 as DL49, the 13-hour journey will culminate at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 15:15 the next day.
  • The return flight, DL68, will depart Taipei at 17:25, reaching Seattle after an 11-hour and 40-minute flight at 14:05.
  • Expanded Trans-Pacific Destinations:
  • With Taipei rejoining its network, Delta’s trans-Pacific destinations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will now total four, including Seoul Incheon (ICN), Tokyo Haneda (HND), and Shanghai Pudong (PVG).
  • Praise from the Port of Seattle Commission President:
  • Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commission President, expressed enthusiasm for Delta’s expansion, recognizing it as a testament to SEA’s growing status as a hub and a key gateway to Asia.
  • Broader Asian Expansion:
  • Delta’s commitment to Asian expansion extends beyond Seattle, with plans for a second daily flight between Seoul and Atlanta.
  • Additional flights to and from China from Seattle and Detroit are in the pipeline, along with the resumption of services between Tokyo Haneda and Honolulu/Minneapolis.
  • Pacific Reach and Partnerships:
  • Delta’s partnership with Korean Air, a fellow SkyTeam member, enhances passenger connectivity to over 80 destinations through Seoul Incheon (ICN).
  • The airline is strengthening its presence in the Pacific with increased services to and from Los Angeles to Sydney, offering a first-ever year-round service between LAX and Auckland.

Delta Air Lines reaffirms its commitment to providing extensive and convenient travel options, solidifying its position as a leading carrier in the trans-Pacific region.

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