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Korean Air further reduces its schedule

Korean Air has provided this update:

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Korean Air has reduced or suspended some of its routes.

For help with rescheduling, please contact a Korean Air Service Center or the travel agency through which the flights were booked.

Overview of Suspended/Reduced Routes (as of Mar.23 07:00 GMT)

※ Please be reminded that flight schedules and routes are subject to change.

Please click on the button below for the detailed list of cancelled/reduced flights.

Flight Cancel Details
Suspended or Reduced Routes

(All routes are between Incheon unless otherwise noted)

Americas Honolulu, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto
Europe Tel Aviv, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna, Zagreb, Istanbul, Zurich, London, Prague, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam
Middle East Dubai
CIS Moscow, Vladivostok, Tashkent, St Petersburg, Irkutsk
South & Southeast Asia Bangkok, Busan-Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Busan-Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Dalat, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Guam, Singapore, Manila, Cebu, Clark/Angeles City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Palau, Denpasar Bali, Kathmandu, Delhi, Mumbai, Colombo/Male(Maldives)
Oceania Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland
Northeast Asia Ulaanbaatar, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Kunming, Qingdao, Busan-Qingdao, Huangshan, Beijing, Gimpo-Beijing, Busan-Beijing, Jeju-Beijing, Shanghai/Pudong, Busan-Shanghai/Pudong, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Busan-Nanjing, Xiamen, Jinan, Tianjin, Weihai, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Busan-Taipei, Dalian, Yanji, Guangzhou, Mudanjiang, Narita, Busan-Narita, Haneda, Gimpo-Haneda, Nagoya, Busan-Nagoya, Fukuoka, Busan-Fukuoka, Osaka, Gimpo-Osaka, Sapporo, Okinawa, Aomori, Niigata, Komatsu, Kagoshima, Okayama
Domestic Daegu-Jeju, Gunsan-Jeju, Wonju-Jeju, Yeosu-Jeju, Ulsan-Jeju, Jinju-Jeju, Pohang-Jeju, Gimpo-Yeosu, Gimpo-Sacheon, Incheon-Daegu, Incheon-Busan

List of cancelled flights:

※ Please be reminded that flight schedules and routes are subject to change. (as of Mar.23 KST)

For dates not indicated below, flights will be operated as scheduled, but please be aware that additional periods may be added depending on market conditions.

Route

편명 / Flight

Period (MM/DD)

Temporary Schedule

Americas

Incheon – Honolulu

KE051/052

Suspended

KE053/054

~ 3/27

Reduced to 4/W (Tue,Fri,Sat,Sun)

3/28 ~ 4/25

Reduced to 3/W (Mon,Fri,Sun)

Incheon – Narita – Honolulu

KE001/002

Operate daily as scheduled

Incheon – San Francisco

KE023/024

~ 4/25

Suspended

KE025/026

3/29 ~ 4/25

Reduced to 4/W (Mon,Thu,Fri,Sun)

Incheon – Boston

KE091/092

~ 4/25

Suspended

Incheon – New York

KE085/086

~ 4/25

Suspended

KE081/082

Operate daily as scheduled

Incheon – Chicago

KE037/038

~ 3/28

Reduced to 3/W (Tue,Fri,Sun)

3/29 ~ 4/25

Reduced to 3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat)

Incheon – Washington

KE093/094

~ 3/28

Reduced to 3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat)

3/29 ~ 4/25

Reduced to 3/W (Wed,Fri,Sun)

Incheon – Dallas

KE031/032

~ 4/25

Suspended

Incheon – Atlanta

KE035/036

~ 3/28

Reduced to 4/W (Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun)

3/29 ~ 4/25

Reduced to 4/W (Mon,Tue,Thu,Sat)

Incheon – Las Vegas

KE005/006

~ 4/25

Suspended

Incheon – Los Angeles

KE017/018

~ 4/25

Suspended

KE011/012

Operate daily as scheduled

Incheon – Seattle

KE019/020

~ 4/25

Suspended

Incheon – Vancouver

KE071/072

~ 4/2

Reduced to 4/W (Tue,Thu,Sat,Sun)

4/3 ~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Toronto

KE073/074

~ 3/28

Reduced to 2/W (Wed,Sat)

3/29 ~ 4/30

Suspended

Europe

Incheon – Tel Aviv

KE957/958

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Milan

KE927/928

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Barcelona

KE915/916

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Madrid

KE913/914

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Vienna

KE937/938

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Zagreb

KE919/920

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Istanbul

KE955/956

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Zurich

KE917/918

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – London

KE907/908

~ 4/30 (OPS 3/22, 24)

Reduced to 3/W (Mon,Wed,Sat)

Incheon – Prague

KE935/936

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Frankfurt

KE905/906

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Rome

KE931/932

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Amsterdam

KE925/926

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Paris

KE901/902

3/25~3/31

Reduced to 3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat)

4/1~4/30

Reduced to 3/W (Tue,Thu,Sun)

Middle East

Incheon – Dubai

KE951/952

~ 4/30

Suspended

CIS

Incheon – Moscow

KE923/924

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Vladivostok

KE981/982

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – St Petersburg

KE929/930

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Irkutsk

KE983/984

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Tashkent

KE941/942

~ 4/30

Suspended

Incheon – Bangkok

KE651/652

~ 3/28

Suspended

3/29 ~

Operate daily as scheduled

KE653/654

~ 3/28

Operate daily as scheduled

3/29 ~

Suspended

KE657/658

~ 4/30

Suspended

KE659/660

Operate daily as scheduled

Busan – Bangkok

KE661/662

~ 4/30 (KE662 ~ 5/1)

Suspended

Incheon – Chiang Mai

KE491/492

Suspended

KE667/668

~ 5/1

Suspended

Incheon – Phuket

KE637/638

3/21~27 (KE638 ~ 3/28)

Suspended

3/29 ~ 4/30

Suspended

KE8638

3/29

Suspended

※ Please be reminded that flight schedules and routes are subject to change. (as of Mar.23 KST)

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Korean Air cuts capacity, grounds aircraft, hopes to survive

Korean Air has cut more than 80% of its schedule and grounded about 100 of its aircraft.

However the company is warning that its survival is at stake because of the coronavirus outbreak that has hit the the country and travel to and from South Korea.

Read more from the StarTribune.

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Korean Air has reduced or suspended some of its routes.

For help with rescheduling, please contact a Korean Air Service Center or the travel agency through which the flights were booked.

 Please be reminded that flight schedules and routes are subject to change.

Suspended/Reduced Routes Information (Mar,13 07:00 GMT, All routes are between Incheon unless otherwise noted)

Please click on the button below for the detailed list.

Flight Cancel Details
Route
Americas Honolulu, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto
Europe Tel Aviv, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna, Zagreb, Istanbul, Zurich, London, Prague, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam
Middle East Dubai
CIS Moscow, Vladivostok, Tashkent
South & Southeast Asia Bangkok, Busan-Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Busan-Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Dalat, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Guam, Singapore, Cebu, Clark/Angeles City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Palau, Denpasar Bali, Kathmandu, Delhi, Mumbai, Colombo/Male(Maldives)
Oceania Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland
Northeast Asia Ulaanbaatar, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Kunming, Qingdao, Busan-Qingdao, Huangshan, Beijing, Gimpo-Beijing, Busan-Beijing, Jeju-Beijing, Shanghai/Pudong, Busan-Shanghai/Pudong, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Busan-Nanjing, Xiamen, Jinan, Tianjin, Weihai, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Busan-Taipei, Dalian, Yanji, Guangzhou, Mudanjiang, Narita, Busan-Narita, Haneda, Gimpo-Haneda, Nagoya, Busan-Nagoya, Fukuoka, Busan-Fukuoka, Osaka, Gimpo-Osaka, Sapporo, Okinawa, Aomori, Niigata, Komatsu, Kagoshima, Okayama
Domestic Daegu-Jeju, Gunsan-Jeju, Wonju-Jeju, Yeosu-Jeju, Ulsan-Jeju, Jinju-Jeju, Pohang-Jeju, Gimpo-Yeosu, Gimpo-Sacheon, Incheon-Daegu

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Korean Air announces major route cuts

Korean Air has made this announcement:

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some routes/flights are cancelled as below.

Please contact Korean Air’s service center or the travel agency through which the flights were booked if you need any help.

※ Please be notified that the flight schedules are subject to change.

Flight Cancel Information (March ,1 07:45 GMT)

 

Route
America Incheon – Honolulu, Incheon – San Francisco, Incheon – Boston, Incheon – New York, Incheon – Chicago, Incheon – Washington, Incheon – Dallas
Europe Incheon – Tel Aviv, Incheon – Milan, Incheon – Barcelona, Incheon – Madrid, Incheon – Vienna, Incheon – Zagreb, Incheon – Istanbul
Middle Asia Incheon – Dubai
CIS Incheon – Moscow, Incheon – Vladivostok, Incheon – Tashkent
Southeast Asia Incheon – Bangkok, Busan – Bangkok, Incheon – Chiang Mai, Incheon – Nha Trang, Incheon – Da Nang, Busan – Da Nang, Incheon – Phu Quoc, Incheon – Dalat, Incheon – Hanoi, Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City, Incheon – Guam, Incheon – Singapore, Incheon – Cebu, Incheon – Siem Reap, Incheon – Yangon, Incheon – Kuala Lumpur, Incheon – Jakarta, Incheon – Denpasar Bali, Incheon – Male(Maldives)
Oceania Incheon – Brisbane
Northeast Asia Incheon – Ulaanbaatar, Incheon – Wuhan, Incheon – Zhangjiajie, Incheon – Changsha, Incheon – Kunming, Incheon – Qingdao, Busan – Beijing, Busan – Nanjing, Incheon – Huangshan, Jeju – Beijing, Incheon – Beijing, Gimpo – Beijing, Incheon – Shanghai/Pudong, Incheon – Shenzhen, Incheon – Shenyang, Incheon – Hefei, Incheon – Hangzhou, Incheon – Nanjing, Incheon – Xiamen, Incheon – Jinan, Incheon – Tianjin, Incheon – Weihai, Incheon – Xi’an, Incheon – Zhengzhou, Busan – Shanghai/Pudong, Busan – Qingdao, Busan – Taipei, Incheon – Hong Kong, Incheon – Taipei, Incheon – Dalian, Incheon – Yanji, Incheon – Guangzhou, Incheon – Mudanjiang, Busan – Narita, Busan – Nagoya, Busan – Fukuoka, Incheon – Okinawa, Incheon – Aomori, Incheon – Niigata, Incheon – Komatsu, Incheon – Kagoshima, Incheon – Okayama, Gimpo – Haneda, Gimpo – Osaka, Incheon – Osaka, Incheon – Fukuoka, Incheon – Nagoya, Incheon – Sapporo

The Flght Schedules are Subject to change.

Route

Flight

Period

Remark

America

Incheon – Honolulu

KE051/052

3/2~18, 23, 27

Suspened

Incheon – San Francisco

KE023/024

3/7~11, 13~14, 18, 22~25, 3/29~4/22

Suspened

Incheon – Boston

KE091/092

3/17 ~ 4/25

2/W (Tue,Sat) Decreased

Incheon – New York

KE085/086

3/29 ~ 4/23

Suspened

Incheon – Chicago

KE037/038

4/8 ~ 4/22

2/W (Wed,Sun) Decreased

Incheon – Washington

KE093/094

4/4 ~ 4/25

2/W (Tue,Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Dallas

KE031/032

3/29 ~ 4/22

2/W (Wed,Sun) Decreased

Europe

Incheon – Tel Aviv

KE957/958

2/24 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Milan

KE927/928

3/8 ~ 4/24

Suspened

Incheon – Barcelona

KE915/916

3/13 ~ 3/28 3/31 ~ 4/21

1/W (Fri) Decreased 1/W (Tue) Decreased

Incheon – Madrid

KE913/914

4/4 ~ 4/25

1/W (Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Vienna

KE937/938

4/4 ~ 4/25

1/W (Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Zagreb

KE919/920

3/31 ~ 4/23

Suspened

Incheon – Istanbul

KE955/956

3/2 ~ 3/28 3/30 ~ 4/25

1/W (Mon) Decreased 2/W (Mon,Sat) Decreased

Middle Asia

Incheon – Dubai

KE951/952

3/2~27, 3/17 (OPS3/16,18,20) 3/29 ~ 4/21

3/W (Mon,Wed,Fri) Decreased 2/W (Tue,Sun) Decreased

CIS

Incheon – Moscow

KE923/924

3/7 ~ 28 3/29 ~ 4/19

1/W (Sat) Decreased 1/W (Sun) Decreased

Incheon – Vladivostok

KE981/982

3/1~28

Suspened

Incheon – Tashkent

KE941/942

3/1~28

Suspened

Southeast Asia

Incheon – Bangkok

KE651/652

3/1~28

Suspened

KE657/658

2/28 3/3~3/28

Suspened
3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat) Decreased

Busan – Bangkok

KE661/662

2/23 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Chiang Mai

KE491/492

2/18 ~ 3/28

Suspened

KE667/668

3/5~26

3/W (Tue,Thu,Sun) Decreased

Incheon – Nha Trang

KE467/468

3/2~28 3/29~4/23

Suspened
3/W (Tue,Thu,Sun) Decreased

KE477/478

3/1~28

Suspened

Incheon – Da Nang

KE485/486

2/25 ~ 4/25 (OPS4/14)

Suspened

KE463/464

3/5~28

Suspened

Busan – Da Nang

KE465/466

2/23 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Phu Quoc

KE469/470

3/7~28

Suspened

Incheon – Dalat

KE475/476

3/1,5, 3/29~4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Hanoi

KE479/480

2/29 ~ 3/28

Suspened

KE483/484

2/25 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE679/680

2/29 ~ 3/28 (KE680 OPS on 3/3,5,7)

Suspened

Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City

KE681/682

2/29 ~ 3/4

Suspened

KE685/686

3/11~28

Suspened

Incheon – Guam

KE111/112

3/1~4/25 (OPS4/10,14)

Suspened

KE115/116

3/1~27

Suspened

KE117/118

3/1~28

Suspened

Incheon – Singapore

KE643/644

2/24 ~ 4/25 (OPS3/4,10,13,19,21,23,27, 4/11)

Suspened

KE645/646

3/5,6,7,9,16,20,23,24,27

Suspened

KE647/648

2/26 ~ 4/25 (OPS3/4,5,7, 4/1,2,9)

4/W (Wed,Thu,Sat,Sun) Decreased

Incheon – Cebu

KE489/490

3/5~28

Suspened

Incheon – Siem Reap

KE687/688

3/8~26

Suspened

Incheon – Yangon

KE471/472

3/1~28

3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Kuala Lumpur

KE671/672

3/1~4/24

3/W (Mon,Wed,Fri) Decreased

Incheon – Jakarta

KE627/628

3/6~27

3/W (Mon,Wed,Fri) Decreased

Incheon – Denpasar Bali

KE633/634

3/5~26

Suspened

Incheon-Male(Maldives)

KE473/474

3/2~16

Incheon-Male Suspened (Incheon-Colombo OPS)

Oceania

Incheon – Brisbane

KE125/126

3/29~4/19

1/W(Sun) Decreased

Mongolia

Incheon – Ulaanbaatar

KE867/868

2/26 ~ 3/11

Suspened

Incheon – Wuhan

KE881/882

1/24 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Zhangjiajie

KE163/164

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Changsha

KE819/820

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Northeast Asia

Incheon – Kunming

KE885/886

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Qingdao

KE845/846

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Busan – Beijing

KE829/830

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE849/850

Suspened

Busan – Nanjing

KE153/154

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Huangshan

KE817/818

2/2 ~ 3/28

Suspened

Jeju – Beijing

KE879/880

2/2 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE877/878

2/11 ~ 3/28

Suspened

Incheon – Beijing

KE859/860

2/4 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE855/856

2/20 ~ 3/28

Suspened

KE155/156

3/29 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Gimpo – Beijing

KE851/852

3/29 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Shanghai/Pudong

KE895/896

2/7 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE893/894

2/18 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Shenzhen

KE827/828

2/10 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Shenyang

KE833/834

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Hefei

KE813/814

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Hangzhou

KE159/160

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Nanjing

KE157/158

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Xiamen

KE887/888

2/9 ~ 4/24 (OPS4/21,23)

Suspened

Incheon – Jinan

KE847/848

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Tianjin

KE805/806

2/9 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Weihai

KE839/840

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Xi’an

KE807/808

2/11 ~ 4/25 (OPS4/20,22,24)

Suspened

Incheon – Zhengzhou

KE809/810

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Busan – Shanghai/Pudong

KE875/876

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE835/836

Suspened

Busan – Qingdao

KE889/890

2/11 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Busan – Taipei

KE697/698

2/21 ~ 3/19, 3/29 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Hong Kong

KE601/602

2/25 ~ 4/25

Suspened

KE603/604

2/25 ~ 3/31

Suspened

KE607/608

2/26 ~ 3/31 (OPSKE608 : 2/27 ~ 4/1)

Suspened

KE611/612

3/29~4/25 (OPSKE612 : 3/30 ~ 4/26)

Suspened

KE613/614

3/29 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Taipei

KE691/692

2/25 ~ 3/23

Suspened

KE693/694

2/26 ~ 3/24, 3/29 ~ 4/25

Suspened

Incheon – Dalian

KE869/870

2/11 ~ 4/25

3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Yanji

KE891/892

2/11 ~ 4/25

3/W (Mon,Wed,Fri) Decreased

Incheon – Guangzhou

KE865/866

2/18 ~ 4/25

3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat) Decreased

Incheon – Mudanjiang

KE823/824

2/20 ~ 4/25

2/W (Thu,Sat) Decreased

Busan – Narita

KE715/716

2/26 ~ 3/24, 3/29~ 8/29

Suspened

KE713/714

3/29 ~ 8/29

Suspened

Busan – Nagoya

KE753/754

2/26 ~ 3/24, 3/29~ 10/24

Suspened

Busan – Fukuoka

KE783/784

2/26 ~ 3/24, 3/29~ 8/29

Suspened

KE797/798

3/29 ~ 8/29

Suspened

Incheon – Okinawa

KE735/736

3/29 ~ 5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Aomori

KE767/768

3/8 ~ 5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Niigata

KE763/764

3/8 ~ 4/30

Suspened

Incheon – Komatsu

KE775/776

3/8 ~ 5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Kagoshima

KE785/786

3/29 ~ 10/24

Suspened

Incheon – Okayama

KE747/748

3/29 ~ 5/31

3/W (Tue,Thu,Sat) Decreased

Gimpo – Haneda

KE711/712

3/29~4/30

Suspened

Gimpo – Osaka

KE739/740

3/29~4/30

Suspened

Incheon – Osaka

KE725/726

3/29~5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Fukuoka

KE789/790

3/29~5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Nagoya

KE741/742

3/29~5/31

Suspened

Incheon – Sapporo

KE795/796

3/29~5/31

Suspened

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Korean Air flight attendant diagnosed with coronavirus, may have flown to Los Angeles

From the Los Angeles Times:

“A South Korean flight attendant who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus may have serviced trips between Seoul and Los Angeles last week, according to several South Korean media outlets.

South Korea’s Center for Disease Control said Wednesday local time that a female flight attendant who serviced a flight Feb. 15 from Tel Aviv to Seoul had tested positive for the virus. On board the flight was a church group returning from a pilgrimage to Israel; 30 other infections have been connected to the group so far, according to local authorities.

The South Korean media outlets reported that the same flight attendant had serviced flights KE017 and KE012 on Feb. 19 and 20 to and from Los Angeles International.”

Read the full report.

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Korean Air suspends some of its flights to China

Korean Air has made this announcement:

Korean Air is taking proactive measures in every sector to ensure the safety of passengers, as the number of the new coronavirus cases quickly rises in China.

Korean Air has formed an emergency response team to deal with the spread of the new coronavirus and set up a thorough process to preempt any possibility of infection with all relevant departments such as the airport service office, flight operations, cabin crew operations, maintenance, aeromedical center and the operations control division/

Korean Air has also suspended its flights between Incheon and Wuhan from January 24 to March 27, 2020 and will suspend or reduce the frequency of some of its routes to China in consideration of the falling demand due to the new coronavirus.

In order to minimize passengers’ inconvenience, Korean Air will provide substitute flights for passengers with a booked flight on an affected route and waive refund penalties for those cancelling their tickets. The airline will also waive fees for passengers changing their tickets.

Korean Air will put forth its utmost efforts in order to enable the safe journey of passengers amid the continuous spread of the new coronavirus.

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Korean Air extends Boeing 747-400 passenger service to November 18

Korean Air Boeing 747-4B5 HL7461 (msn 26405) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 901570.

Korean Air is now planning to operate the last Boeing 747-400 revenue passenger flight in November 2019.

Korean Air has been a long-time 747 operator, previously operating the 747-200B, 747-300 and 747-400 models on passenger flights.

Copyright Photo: GSR. HL7488 climbs away from Nagoya (Chubu Centrair).

According to Airline Route, the last flight is now scheduled between Denpasar (Bali) and Seoul (Incheon) on November 19, 2019.

The 747 passenger fleet is now down to two aircraft: HL7402 and the pictured HL7461 (top).

The company still has an extensive Boeing 747 freighter fleet.

Top Copyright Photo: Korean Air Boeing 747-4B5 HL7461 (msn 26405) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 901570.

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Korean Air to launch new routes in the Philippines and China, celebrates 50 years of international flying

Korean Air will launch new flights to Clark, in the Philippines, and Nanjing, China on October 27, and Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou, China, on October 28.

From October 27, Korean Air will operate the Incheon-Clark route seven times a week, Incheon-Nanjing route four times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday), and from October 28, the airline will operate the Incheon-Zhangjiajie route three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Saturday) and Incheon-Hangzhou route twice a week (Monday/Friday).

Clark is a resort town on the central island of Luzon in the Philippines, which is about two hours by land from Manila, the capital city. The Puning Hot Springs and Subic Beach are well-known tourist destinations, and demand for tourism has been rising steadily recently.

Nanjing, China, is well-known as the center of electronics, petrochemical and automobile industries, with many Korean companies operating there, while Zhangjiajie is a leading tourist destination in China, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site due to its excellent natural scenery. Hangzhou is famous for its artificial lake, West Lake, and is also known as the center of China’s IT industry, as it is home to the headquarters of Alibaba, an e-commerce company.

In addition to the new services, Korean Air is also endeavoring to achieve route competitiveness and enhance profitability by expanding its capacity on Southeast Asia, China and Oceania routes, following the falling demand and capacity on Japanese routes.

In addition, Korean Air is also operating chartered flights on the Incheon-Athens/Amman/Cairo and Incheon-Auckland routes, and plans to provide more convenient schedules through the development of new routes to meet future customer demand.

Date of
launch
Route Frequency Flight
number
Departure/
Arrival Time
Fleet Type
October

27

Incheon-Clark
Clark-Incheon
7 flights a week
(One round trip everyday)
KE635

KE636

0755/1105

1310/1810

A330-300
Incheon-Nanjing
Nanjing-Incheon
4 flights a week
(Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun)
KE157

KE158

1040/1210

1315/1645

A330-300
October

28

Incheon-Hangzhou
Hangzhou-Incheon
2 flights a week
(Mon/Fri)
KE159

KE160

1215/1330

1440/1800

A330-300
Incheon-Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie-Incheon
3 flights a week
(Mon/Wed/Sat)
KE163

KE164

1920/2220

2330/0340+1

B737-900ER

Incheon-Nanjing route: From October 27 to November 29, the Boeing 737 will be used.

In other news, Korean Air operated a special flight to celebrate 50 years since its first international flight on October 2. The special flight, KE683, flew from Incheon, Korea to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Korean Air, founded on March 1, 1969, operated its first international flight in the same year, on October 2, from Seoul, Korea to Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was the first international route operated by a Korean national airline, and 50 years later, Korean Air has grown into a global airline reaching 124 cities in 44 countries.

Korean Air held an event at Incheon Airport, during the flight, and at Ho Chi Minh Airport, to commemorate the airline’s first international flight and to thank its customers for their unwavering support over the past half a century.

The airline gave out gifts and special cookies designed with a 50th anniversary emblem at the boarding gate.

Onboard the KE683 flight, Korean Air prepared a special video to showcase the Ho Chi Minh route 50 years ago. The video showed old news clips of Korean Air in 1969 opening a new route to Southeast Asia, demonstrating its leap to the global stage by upholding its missions of enhancing the national brand and pursuing private diplomacy in Southeast Asia.

The flight attendants wearing vintage uniforms walked down the aisle like a fashion show, entertaining passengers by showcasing the changes in uniforms in the past 50 years.