At Seoul Gimpo, Korean Air’s crew was celebrated with flowers before departure for China’s capital Beijing. Korean Air is one of four airline to launch the same route on the same day.
- Korean Air was one of four airlines to on 1 July add a daily service between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Beijing (PEK). The airline faces direct competition from China Southern, Air China and Asiana, each operating daily. Korean Air uses 280-seat A330-300s on the new route.