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Korean Air is coming to Boston

First flight on December 9, 2017

Korean Air is launching new nonstop service between Boston and Seoul on April 12, 2019 in cooperation with joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines.

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The new Boston flight, along with new Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul service that Delta is launching in 2019, are the first additions to the joint venture’s Seoul-Incheon network since the two carriers launched their partnership in May.

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The Boston-Seoul service will be operated on Korean Air’s new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring six First Class sleeper suites, 18 Prestige business class sleeper suites, and 245 seats in economy class.

First Class features farm-to-flight meals with food grown at the airline’s own farm on Jeju Island, a 23-inch high-resolution monitor, luxurious duvet and bedding, in-flight comfort clothing by Gianfranco Ferre, and DAVI-branded amenity kits with five different luxury cosmetic products. First class customers also can enjoy the exclusive benefits of a dedicated check-in lounge and First Class lounge at Incheon Airport.

Korean Air’s Prestige Suites offer private 21-inch wide flatbed seats spaced 75 inches apart with direct aisle access. Onboard, Prestige customers enjoy Korean Air’s award-wining food and wine program and a premium DAVI amenity kit.

Meanwhile, Korean Air’s economy class is among the industry’s most comfortable, with 33-34 inches between seats, a 10.6-inch high-resolution personal monitor and a variety of meal options.

With the launch of Boston and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Korean Air and Delta will offer up to 29 flights a day between 14 gateways in the U.S. and Asia. From Korea alone, the joint venture partners will offer over 115 weekly flights to 13 U.S. destinations, an increase of over 10% from summer 2018. By combining both airlines’ schedules, customers have matchless travel options while enjoying improved reciprocal frequent flier benefits.

Korean Air’s new nonstop service between Boston and Seoul:

 
Route Flight Number Departure Arrival Aircraft Days of Operation
Boston(BOS) – Incheon(ICN) KE090 13:30 16:50*1 (+1 day) B787-9 Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Incheon(ICN) – Boston(BOS) KE089 09:30 10:30 B787-9 Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Date and schedule is subject to change (starts April 12, 2019).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Korean Air): Korean Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HL8085 (msn 34814) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 940284.

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Korean Air announces its summer schedule

First flight on December 9, 2017

Korean Air has announced changes to its flight schedule in time for the 2018 summer season, commencing 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 of March 25 flights between Incheon and Dallas/Fort Worth, 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/Tacoma 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, 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 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, on the main American and European long-haul routes, where the demand is expected to grow during the summer vacation season.

The official summer schedule for 2018 will run from March 25 until October 27.

Copyright Photo: Korean Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HL8085 (msn 34814) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 940285.

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