Delta to resume flights to US from Manila via Seoul in January 2021

(Press Release)

Delta will resume service between Manila and the U.S. on January 2, 2021. The flights to Seattle and Atlanta from Manila will be operated via Seoul-Incheon, Delta’s trans-Pacific hub with its joint venture partner Korean Air.

The Manila-Incheon route will be operated with Delta’s latest widebody aircraft, Airbus A330-900neo, which offers premium products and services, including all four Delta seat products: Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin.

The Incheon-Atlanta route continues to be operated with Delta’s International flagship aircraft, Airbus A350-900, which first introduced Delta One Suites and Delta Premium Select to the trans-Pacific market in October 2017.

Delta’s Manila-Seattle and Atlanta flights will operate on the following schedule:

Flight City Pair Departs Arrives Aircraft Operation Days Effective Date
DL291 Incheon to Manila 18:25 21:35 A330-900neo Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat January 2, 2021
DL290 Manila to Incheon 9:55 15:05 A330-900neo Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun January 3, 2021
DL196 Incheon to Seattle 17:00 10:05 A330-900neo Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun Existing service
DL26 Incheon to Atlanta 18:30 17:45 A350-900 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun Existing service

*Schedules are subject to change. 

“Since COVID-19 began, Delta has focused on offering customers the safest and cleanest experience possible,” said Patricia Celis, Country Manager for the Philippines at Delta Air Lines. “We are confident to welcome and serve our customers again via our industry-leading trans-Pacific hub in Seoul with our joint venture partner Korean Air.”


Delta CareStandard

Delta has put in place more than 100 measures to ensure a safe experience for our customers and employees, known collectively as the Delta CareStandard. Keeping surfaces clean, giving you more space, and offering safer service is core to the Delta CareStandard–our ongoing, organization-wide commitment to cleanliness and safety.

As customers board the flight, they will notice several layers of protection:



  • Every Delta flight is thoroughly sanitized prior to boarding using electrostatic sprayers. Following this process, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of cleaning procedures using this same high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin. If an aircraft does not pass our spot check before you board, our teams are encouraged to hold the flight and call back the cleaning crew.


  • Delta adjusted its boarding process to encourage more space for safer travel by boarding all flights from back to front—reducing instances of customers needing to pass one another to reach their seats. This process limits boarding groups to 10 customers at a time to minimize your contact with others.



  • The air on all aircraft is completely recirculated 10 to 30 times per hour with fresh, outside air through industrial-grade HEPA filters, which extract more than 99.99% of particles, including viruses.