Korean Air has announced it is going daily on routes between Seoul Incheon and Canada and China.
"Canada is an important market for Korean Air and we are looking forward to offering these new daily flights," said John Jackson, Korean Air's vice-president of marketing and sales for the Americas. "Our Asian travellers are keen to visit Canada, especially during the summer. And we provide an enormous network throughout Asia for our Canadian travellers, with speedy connections to dozens of cities in China, Japan, Southeast Asia and others in the region."
Starting from June 20, the current five flights a week between Seoul Incheon and Vancouver will become seven flight a week. Flights depart Incheon at 1850 and arrive in Vancouver at 1235 the same day, while the return leg leaves at 1435 and lands in South Korea at 1750 the next day. A B747-400 will replace the current B777-200.
The Seoul Incheon-Toronto route will also go from five flights weekly to daily from June 24, and will continue to use a B777-200. Flights leave Incheon at 1000 and arrive in Toronto at 1015 the next day. On the return leg, the aircraft will leave at 1215 for a 1455 next day touch down in Incheon.
It will also be daily flights between Incheon and Jinan, from the current four flights a week. But this will only apply between July 1 and August 31, after which the old schedule will again be used. Flights deaprt Incheon at 1315 and arrive in Jinan at 1405 the same day, while the return flight will leave at 1505 and arrive Incheon at 1545 the same day. A B737-800 is used on the route.
The capital of Shandong province is now a fast-emerging modern hub whose fortunes are driven by a spurt in technology-driven enterprises. Thus business travellers make up a good number of the passenger traffic on the route.
In February, Korean Air revealed it was expanding its network from March 31 this year (see news here).
For more information, visit www.koreanair.com