Korean Air passengers travelling between Seoul Incheon and the Croatian capital Zagreb will soon be able to fly on a new generation Dreamliner aircraft.
Between September 17 and October 26, Korean Air will upgrade the aircraft serving this route from an A330-200 to a B787-9 Dreamliner. The airline told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that it is “unclear” what aircraft it will deploy after October 26.
The seating configuration for the B787-9 Dreamliner will feature 24 Prestige Class seats (Korean Air’s business class product) and 245 economy class seats.
The schedule for the flight is as follows:
|Route||Flight no.||Departure time||Arrival time||Days||Aircraft|
|Seoul Incheon – Zagreb||KE919||11:05||15:45||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||B787-9|
|Zagreb – Seoul Incheon||KE920||17:20||11:10 (+1)||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
Currently, the carrier offers three flights per week between Seoul and Zagreb, but the airline told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that it will extend the flights offered to four per week between August 30 and September 20. However, this fourth flight will be operated by an A330-200, rather than a B787-9.
Last month, the South Korean flag carrier said that it plans to add 30 new 787 Dreamliner aircraft to its fleet, including ten B787-10s and ten B787-9s that it will purchase from Boeing. In addition, the airline will lease ten B787-10s from Air Lease Corporation, an aircraft leasing company based in California.
The winter 2019/20 season tickets are now available for purchase. However, according to the airline, the schedules are “highly likely” to be adjusted.