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Korean Air expands services to China and Japan

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Korean Air resumes and increases flights to China and Japan, meeting rising demand with enhanced frequencies starting July 2024.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Korean Air will increase capacity by resuming and adding services to China, and increasing frequencies on select routes to Japan to meet rising demand.

China and Northeast Asia: Network restoration and increased frequencies

The airline will resume its Busan-Shanghai Pudong and Jeju-Beijing routes with daily flights starting July 1. Additionally, the Seoul Incheon-Hefei service will resume with five weekly flights from August 19, the Busan-Beijing route with six weekly flights starting September 16, and the Seoul Incheon-Kunming service with four weekly flights from October 14.

Select routes will also see an increase in flight frequencies. The Seoul Incheon-Yanji route will increase to daily flights from four weekly flights starting June 1. The Seoul Incheon-Dalian route will temporarily see an increase by four flights to 11 weekly flights from July 1 to September 15. The daily Seoul Incheon-Tianjin route will increase to two daily flights from August 5 to October 20.

Additionally, the Seoul Incheon-Ulaanbaatar route will be increased by two flights, to operate eight weekly flights from June 1 to September 30.

Japan: Jeju service resumed and expanded operations

To accommodate the growing travel demand to Japan, Korean Air will increase flight frequencies on its Japanese network. The Jeju-Tokyo Narita route will resume to operate three times a week from July 19 to October 25. The Seoul Incheon-Okayama route will increase from three to five weekly flights starting August 3, and the Seoul Incheon-Kagoshima route will also increase from three to five weekly flights starting September 2.

As a leading global airline, Korean Air is dedicated to enhancing its extensive global network to meet the diverse needs of its passengers, and to providing exceptional services to ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

Reference: Resumption and frequency change details
Routes Resumed Frequency Change
Busan-Shanghai Pudong Daily
(From 7/1)
Seoul Incheon-Yanji 4/W → Daily
(From 6/1)
Jeju-Beijing Seoul Incheon-Dalian 7/W → 11/W
(7/1 – 9/15)
Seoul Incheon-Hefei 5/W
(From 8/19)
Seoul Incheon-Tianjin Daily → 2 Daily
(8/5 – 10/20)
Busan-Beijing 6/W
(From 9/16)
Seoul Incheon-Ulaanbaatar 6/W → 8/W
(6/1 – 9/30)
Seoul Incheon-Kunming 4/W
(From 10/14)
Seoul Incheon-Okayama 3/W → 5/W
(From 8/3)
Jeju-Tokyo Narita 3/W
(7/19 – 10/25)
Seoul Incheon-Kagoshima 3/W → 5/W
(From 9/2)
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