Delta Air Lines launched service Friday to Taipei, Taiwan, and non-stop flights to Seoul, South Korea, from Portland International Airport.

Delta also is building new international facilities at the airport to handle up to 600 passengers an hour, the carrier said.

"With these new facilities and Delta's continuing expansion of service here. Portland promises to be a major gateway to the Pacific," said J.W. Callison, Delta senior vice president.

Delta's international schedule at the airport now offers daily non-stop flights to Tokyo and Seoul, continuing to Taipei.