The Inaugural flight to Seoul Incheon Airport departed Boston at 1:36 pm after being greeted by water cannon and speeches by airline and government representatives. Korean Air is celebrating its Boston route with its joint venture with Delta Air Lines. With Korean Air as the largest Transpacific airline, they have been considering Boston for a long time. John Jackson, VP of Marketing says “it makes sense, with our Delta joint venture, to start service there now. Delta is growing fast in Boston and adding an Asia flight will help them solidify their position as Boston’s #1 global airline.” Boston is also an attractive hub for Korean business and universities. The Boston-Seoul route will run five days a week on Korean Air’s 787-9 Dreamliner, which, is a new aircraft. It has six first class sleeper suites, 18 Prestige business class suites, and 245 economy class seats. First class features include: farm-to-flight meals with food specially grown on a farm on Jeju Island. First class also offers deluxe bedding and in-flight comfortable clothing by Gianfranco Ferre. Furthermore, first class has 23-inch high-res monitors, and a dedicated check-in lounge at Incheon Airport. Korean Prestige suites offer 21-inch flatbed seats that have 75 inches in between them as well as direct aisle access. Prestige will also enjoy the award-winning food and wine service along with an amenity kit. Economy class is one of the industry’s most comfortable and has 33 inches between the seats, 10.6-inch personal screen, and meal options. The 787-9 Dreamliner is one of the worlds most advanced aircraft with improvements to cabin pressure and humidity and state of the art entertainment systems.