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Delta Air Lines and Korean Air will form trans-Pacific JV

Staff Writer |
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a leading trans-Pacific joint venture in both scope and service.

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The agreemen deepens their historic partnership, which spans nearly two decades.

The agreement is the latest expansion of the longstanding partnership between Delta and Korean Air, which began in 2000 when both carriers became co-founders of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.

This agreement follows the airlines' signing of a memorandum of understanding in March announcing the intention to form a joint venture.

The joint venture will create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia, providing customers of both airlines with more travel choices than ever before.

The joint venture will augment the two airlines' capabilities in the trans-Pacific market and provide the necessary scale and scope to compete in this market.

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