Korean Air lifts capacity of flights between Seoul and Taipei

24 Sep 2015 by Clement Huang

Korean Air will increase the capacity of its twice-daily Seoul Incheon–Taipei Taoyuan service from October 25.

The changes are a result of a recent bilateral agreement signed by both cities, which resulted in the elimination of capacity restrictions for flights between Seoul and Taipei.

It should, however, be noted that frequency restrictions still remain, which means that Korean Air is not allowed to add additional flights on the route. Instead, the carrier will increase capacity by replacing the B737-800 currently serving the route with the larger A330-200.

The deployment of the A330-200 means Korean Air will finally offer a first class product on the Seoul Incheon–Taipei Taoyuan route. The Airbus aircraft offers six seats in first, 24 in Prestige (business) and 188 in economy – this compares to the B737-800 that only has 12 seats in Prestige and 135 in economy.

Business travellers will appreciate the superior flat-bed Prestige Class product found on the A330, as the B737 only features recliner seats.   

Flight times will remain the same, with both KE691 and KE693 departing Incheon at 0910 and 1630, to arrive in Taoyuan at 1100 and 1815 respectively. The return services see flights KE692 and KE694 take off again from Taipei at 1210 and 1925, touching back down in Seoul at 1525 and 2255.

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Clement Huang

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