Korean Air Announces Global Expansion

Daniel Fowkes
05 Oct 2023
· Airlines 
· Routes 
Korean Air HL8210 BOE951 arriving from a photo flight with 747-8F RC501 and photo ship N564CL.

Korean Air has announced plans to expand its operations in anticipation of the upcoming winter season.

Service resumption and additional capacity increases to China, Japan, Southeast Asia, North America and Oceania will all occur as the airline sees strong demand.

Korean Air notes that frequencies to Auckland and Brisbane will move daily from five times per week. This occurred from November 10 2023 to March 18 2024. Meanwhile, Las Vegas operations will increase to five times per week. These flights all originate from Seoul Incheon.

Incheon to Bangkok will see two extra flights per week, while a Manila service will see three flights per day, up from the previous two. Delhi and Kathmandu will both now see operations four times a week. Additionally, Chiang Mai will improve to twice daily until March 2 2024.

Korean Air further says that Osaka and Fukyoak will see four daily flights. Tokyo Narita will also move to four daily, doubling what was previously occurring. Nagoya will see 17 weekly flights, up from a previous flight.

Korean Air will also restore services towards China following a continued rise in demand and recovery from the global pandemic. Busan-Shanghai and Xiamen will operate daily. At the same time, Kunming four times a week. In late October, Korean Air also says it’ll resume routes to more destinations.

Away from continued capacity increases and resumptions, Korean Air will launch on November 26 a new daily service to Phy Quoc, Vietnam. This is the largest island in Vietnam, known as ‘Pearl Island.’

An overview of the many changes coming to the Korean Air global network.

Korean Air also says it’s experiencing solid recovery levels with its seat capacity, measured by ASK, reaching 85% of pre-pandemic levels. Across the winter season and thanks to these continued increases, the expectation is this will grow to over 90%.

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