Korean to increase Seoul-Paris frequency ahead of A380 launch

14 Jun 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Korean Air is increasing the number of weekly flights between Seoul Incheon International and Paris CDG this summer, before adding its A380 superjumbo to the route from September.

On June 11 the carrier moved to a double-daily service on Saturdays, taking the total number of weekly flights to eight. 

The additional flight departs Seoul at 0910, landing in Paris at 1350, before returning at 1630 and landing back in Incheon at 1020 the following day. This flight is being served with B747-400 aircraft configured for 333 seats.

Then from July 22 Korean Air will add two more flights on Monday and Friday, departing Seoul at 1620, landing in the French capital at 2115. The return leg will leave Paris at 2300, arriving back in South Korea at 1705 the following day.

These additional flights will be served by B777-200ER aircraft, and between July 22 and September 25 all aircraft serving the Paris route will features the carrier’s latest cabin products in economy, business and first class, with AVOD inflight entertainment systems.

Korean Air will then deploy its new A380 aircraft on the Seoul-Paris route from September 26, operating on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At this stage the flight frequencies will return to daily.

As reported by (see online news June 2), Korean Air also plans to operate the superjumbo on routes to New York and Los Angeles later this year.

For exclusive images of Korean Air's new superjumbo, taken at the launch event, click here, and for a comparison of the six A380 operators, including images, videos and seatplans, click here.


Report by Mark Caswell

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