On Saturday, June 3 at 1:05 PM local time, Delta Air Lines Flight 27 departed Atlanta Int’l Airport (KATL) bound for Seoul-Incheon Int’l Airport (RKSI) which marks a new route connecting the U.S. to South Korea.
This new route, which flies out of the world’s largest hub, will coexist with another existing route, operated by Korean Air Lines. Having another carrier serving the route will allow passengers more options when flying to Asia. This also allows more cargo to be transported between the U.S. and South Korea.
Flight 27, and the returning Flight 26, are operated by the Boeing 777-200LR (77L) which has a maximum range of 8,555 nautical miles and is powered by two GE90-110/15B engines. Delta’s cabin configuration for the 77L is as follows: 37 lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in Delta One, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+, and 218 main cabin seats in a nine-abrest layout totaling 291 seats. Each seat is equipped with IFE on-demand, satellite wifi and power outlets at every seat.