Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule in time for the 2018 winter season from 28 October 2018 including launching new routes and increasing service frequency on key routes that have shown steady growth.
The carrier has launched a new, regular service between Danang, Vietnam, and Busan, Korea, which will run daily and operate on the Boeing 737-900.
Korean Air will boost the frequency of the Incheon-Istanbul route, which has shown a steady increase in demand and will now be operated four times a week. Due to the expected rise in seasonal demand, Korean Air will now operate the Incheon-Nha Trang service daily.
The airline will also increase the frequency of some American routes in December and January, including the Incheon-Seattle and the Incheon-Las Vegas service which both change from five times a week to six times a week.
The Incheon to Zagreb service, which is the first regular service connecting East Asia and Croatia directly, will merge with the Zurich route during the winter season. Therefore, the flight will operate to Zurich via Zagreb three times a week.
The route between Incheon and Hong Kong will be increased from 28 times a week to 35 times a week to provide customers with a wider range of flight options.
During the winter season, Korean Air will suspend selected flights including Incheon-St. Petersburg, Incheon-Irkutsk, Incheon-Nanning, Busan-Hong Kong, and Busan-Guam.
Meanwhile, Korean Air said it will deploy recently introduced aircraft, such as B787-9, B747-8i, and CS300(A220-300) on the main routes, where the demand is expected to grow during the winter season, to provide a more comfortable flight experience.