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Korean Air to increase flights on China routes

The airline will undergo preliminary inspections of its business branches and airport services in China to ensure safe operations and customer convenience in preparation of the expected surge in passenger demand.

SEOUL – Korean Air will resume services and increase flights on its China network from March 17, following the two countries’ agreement to increase the number of flights to pre-pandemic levels, which was announced on March 3.

Flights between Korea and mainland China will increase from 13 times per week to 84 times per week by the end of March, and to 99 times per week in May. The airline’s weekly flight frequency on its China routes will reach 38% and 43% of 2019 levels in March/April and May/June, respectively.

Through service resumption and increased flights, the airline will provide diversified and more convenient schedules between Incheon and Gimpo Airports and major cities in China such as Beijing and Shanghai.

Korean Air will also work to revitalize the aviation and tourism industries and Incheon Airport’s role as a hub through expanding transit networks from China.

The airline will undergo preliminary inspections of its business branches and airport services in China to ensure safe operations and customer convenience in preparation of the expected surge in passenger demand.

Routes
Resumed routes (7):

Seoul Incheon – Beijing, Xian, Shenzhen, Yanji, Xiamen
Seoul Gimpo – Beijing, Shanghai (Hongqiao)

Route

Weekly Frequency (times/week)

3/17

3/19

3/26

5/1

5/2

Incheon – Beijing

4

7

8

Gimpo – Beijing

7

Gimpo – Shanghai (Hongqiao)

7

Incheon – Xian

2

7

Incheon – Shenzhen

4

7

Incheon – Yanji

7

Incheon – Xiamen

3

Routes with increased frequencies (7):

  • Soul Incheon – Shanghai (Pudong), Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shenyang, Dalian, Tianjin, Nanjing

[Frequency Details]

Route

Weekly Frequency (times/week)

Details

Current

New

Incheon – Shanghai (Pudong)

2

14

– 7 times from March 19

– 14 times from March 26

Incheon – Guangzhou

2

7

– 7 times from March 26

Incheon – Qingdao

1

7

– 2 times from March 23

– 7 times from March 26

Incheon – Shenyang

3

7

– 4 times from March 19

– 7 times from March 26

Incheon – Dalian

2

7

– 3 times from March 19

– 7 times from March 26

Incheon – Tianjin

2

7

– 4 times from March 26

– 7 times from May 1

Incheon – Nanjing

1

4

– 4 times from March 26

Frequency Details

Category

Weekly Frequency

(times/week)

Weekly Frequency by Route

(times/week)

YoY

(vs. 2019)

Current

13

Shenyang (3)

Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou, Dalian, Tianjin (2)

Nanjing, Qingdao (1)

7%

March-

April

(3/26-)

84

Shanghai Pudong (14)

Beijing, Beijing (Seoul Gimpo), Shanghai Hongqiao (Seoul Gimpo) (7)

Guangzhou, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Yanji (7)

Tianjin, Nanjing, Shenzhen (4), Xian (2)

38%

May-

June

99

Shanghai Pudong (14), Beijing (8)

Beijing (Seoul Gimpo), Shanghai Hongqiao (Seoul Gimpo) (7)

Guangzhou, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Yanji, Tianjin, Xian, Shenzhen (7)

Nanjing (4), Xiamen (3)

43%

*All Seoul Incheon departures unless otherwise specified.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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