American carrier Delta Airlines will begin operating Seoul Incheon to Manila route and vice versa in March 2020 utilizing its Airbus A330-900NEO aircraft. This comes in the wake of the airline pulling out of its Tokyo Narita hub. Presently, Delta flies from Manila to the United States via Narita. Recently, the DOT granted Delta an additional 12 slots at Tokyo Haneda.
Delta's new Airbus A330-900NEO will be replacing the Boeing 767 in the airline's fleet. They were also configured for the Asian market with 281 seats which include 29 business class, 28 premium economy, and 224 economy class seats.
Beginning March 2020, all Delta flights from the United States to Manila will be connected via Incheon, and no longer via Narita.
Starting September 22 of this year, Delta will also be cutting its Tokyo Narita to Singapore flights as non-stop flights from Singapore to the United States are growing. The world's longest flight, from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey is operated Singapore Airlines utilizing the Airbus A350-900ULR.