Korean Air announces summer schedule
Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule in time for the 2018 summer season, commenced on March 25. The changes include increasing service frequency on key long-haul routes between Korean Air’s hub at Incheon International Airport, Seoul and Europe and America.
A significant change in Korean Air’s schedule is the increase in flight frequency to provide passengers flying to North America with a wider range of choice. As from March 25 flights between Incheon and Dallas, Texas will increase from four times a week to five times a week (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun). The Incheon-Toronto flight will increase on March 25 from five times a week to a daily flight and the Incheon-Seattle flight will also have the same increase to daily flights as from May 1.
In addition, Korean Air will boost the frequency of some European routes; the Incheon-Rome service will go daily and the Incheon-Prague flight will increase to four times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat). The Incheon to Madrid service will be operated four days a week (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun) and the flights between Incheon and Istanbul will also be increased to four times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun).
Meanwhile, as from April 19 Korean Air will resume operating its direct flight to St. Petersburg and from April 23 to Irkutsk. These Russian routes do not operate in the winter season due to low demand.
Korean Air will deploy recently introduced aircraft, such as B787-9 and B747-8i, on the main American and European long-haul routes, where the demand is expected to grow during the summer vacation season.
It is usual for international airlines to have summer and winter schedules. The summer schedule begins on the last Sunday of March, with the winter schedule commencing on the last Sunday of October. The official summer schedule for 2018 will therefore run from March 25 until October 27.