Korean Air will launch new flights to four destinations in the Philippines and China from late October.
Starting October 27, the Korean flag carrier will launch a new daily service between Incheon Airport and Clark, the Philippines. Korean Air will fly this route seven times a week with an A330-300 aircraft.
The schedule for the new flights to the Philippines is shown below:
|KE635||Incheon (ICN)||Clark (CRK)||0755||1105||A330-300|
|KE636||Clark (CRK)||Incheon (ICN)||1310||1810|
Clark is a resort town located on the Luzon Island in the Philippines, around 60 kilometres northwest from Manila. Well-known tourist attractions in Clark include the Puning Hot Springs and Subic Beach. Clark is also known as the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone (CFEZ).
In addition, Korean Air will also fly to three destinations in Mainland China, including a four-times weekly service to Nanjing, a thrice-weekly service to Zhangjiajie and a twice-weekly service to Hangzhou.
The flights to Nanjing and Zhangjiajie will be operated by an A330-300 as well, while the flights to Hangzhou will be served by a 159-seater B737-900ER, which has 12 Prestige Class (business class) seats in a 2-2 configuration and 147 economy class seats in a 3-3 configuration.
The schedule for the new flights to China is shown below:
|KE157||Incheon (ICN)||Nanjing (NKG)||1040||1210||A330-300*||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|KE158||Nanjing (NKG)||Incheon (ICN)||1315||1645|
|KE159||Incheon (ICN)||Hangzhou (HGH)||1215||1330||A330-300||Monday, Friday|
|KE160||Hangzhou (HGH)||Incheon (ICN)||1440||1800|
|KE163||Incheon (ICN)||Zhangjiajie (DYG)||1920||2220||B737-900ER||Monday, Wednesday, Saturday|
|KE164||Zhangjiajie (DYG)||Incheon (ICN)||2330||0340 (+1)|
*The airline says that a Boeing 737-800 will be used instead on the Incheon-Nanjing route from October 27 to November 29 this year.
Nanjing, located around 300 kilometres northwest of Shanghai, is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is known as a centre for electronics, petrochemical and automobile industries, where the airline says there are “many Korean companies operating”.
Zhangjiajie is a tourist destination situated in China’s Hunan Province. The Wulingyuan scenic and historical site in this region has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
Hangzhou, where the famous West Lake is located, is also known as the centre of China’s IT industry and as being home to the Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group.
In addition to the new services, Korean Air says it will expand capacity on its Southeast Asia, China and Oceania routes, following declining demand and capacity on its Japanese routes.
In other Korean Air news, the airline announced a new codeshare partnership with Royal Brunei Airlines in early September.
The Korean flag carrier is also operating chartered flights on the Incheon-Athens/Amman/Cairo and Incheon-Auckland routes, and plans to provide “more convenient schedules” through the development of new routes to meet future customer demand.