Korean Air is further solidifying its place as the airline with the most trans-Pacific flights, with the announcement that Boston will be its newest destination in North America.
Starting April 12, 2019, Korean Air will begin a five-times-weekly service between Seoul-Incheon and Boston. Korean Air will be using its Boeing 787-9s, the smallest plane which could be used on the over 6,800 mile trip each way.
Boston will be Korean Air's 11th US destination, as it currently flies from Seoul to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.
While it has welcomed international flights mostly from Europe, Boston has been in recent years welcoming more long-haul flights from Asia and the Middle East. Korean Air will join Hainan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways who have offer long-haul connections to major international hubs such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, and Doha. Korean Air will add a new connection to South Korea.
The new Boston-Seoul service by Korean Air will be launched as part of the airlines' new joint venture with Delta Airlines, which operates a hub with flights to 52 US and international destinations at Boston.