Korean Air will add flights to several destinations in the US, Canada, Japan and China starting March 31.
The frequency of flights between Seoul's Incheon Airport and Seattle, Dallas and Toronto, will rise from five times weekly to daily, while the service to Las Vegas will go from three to four times per week. When these changes commence, the carrier will fly between Seoul and North America a total of 115 times a week, and it will remain the only airline flying direct from Asia to Las Vegas (for a profile on corporate travel in Las Vegas click here).
These announcements come on the back of news that the carrier is to receive seven new aircraft this year (see here).
The carrier is open to keeping the extra services on if demand proves to be there, says Mi Hyun Kim from corporate communications at Korean Air. “North America is a very important market, especially since business has been increasing with the economic recovery.”
There will also be more flights to Japan: Incheon-Tokyo Narita will go from four to five flights daily, and flights between Busan and Narita will go from seven to 14 times a week.
In China, services between Cheongju and Hangzhou (see this month's Inside China series for more on Hangzhou) will see a substantial increase – from once to four times a week – and an entirely new route will be launched between Busan and Nanjing.
For more information visit www.koreanair.com