Airline News: Delta, Air Italy, and Hainan Airlines

Delta to start nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St Paul and Seoul Incheon in 2019, Air Italy to launch nonstop flights between Milan and Delhi, and more.

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Delta to launch nonstop Minneapolis/St Paul-Seoul flights

Come 2019, Delta Air Lines hopes to launch nonstop flights between Minneapolis/St Paul and Seoul Incheon in partnership with Korean Air. As Delta’s second trans-Pacific non-stop service out of its Minnesota hub, the new service looks set to expand its presence in Asia. While the launch date and flight schedules are yet to be confirmed, the American airline has revealed that the flights will be serviced by its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which will be getting new cabins as part of the airline’s US$100 million refurbishment program of its B777s.

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Air Italy to start nonstop flights between Milan and Delhi

From October 28, Air Italy will be starting five-times-weekly nonstop flights between Milan and Delhi, served by its Airbus A330-200. In light of this new service, the airline wants to encourage connectivity between its primary hub Milan Malpensa and other international destinations around the globe. Neil Mills, CEO of Air Italy said: “With our new flights serving Delhi, we are proud to invest in one of the most fascinating and dynamic destinations in Asia.”

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Hainan Airlines’ Edinburgh/Dublin flights have launched

With the launch of Hainan Airlines’ new four times weekly service between Beijing and Edinburgh/Dublin, the Scottish and Irish capitals now have their first nonstop connections with mainland China. Of the flights, those on Tuesdays and Saturdays will operate Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin-Beijing, whereas flights on Thursdays and Sundays will be scheduled Beijing-Dublin-Edinburgh-Beijing. Although routings are different, the schedules for all four days remain the same, with the route served by the airline’s Airbus A330-300.

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