Korean Air commences 23rd Chinese route from Seoul

Among those celebrating the launch of Korean Air’s 23rd route to China from Seoul Incheon on 25 May were: Mina Choi, Deputy Executive Director, Hub Strategy Division, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC); Kim Jongdae, Passenger Service Manager, IIAC; Yoo Jaeho, Immigration Office Director, IIAC; and Lee Jinho, Korea Division Director, Korean Air.

  • Korean Air has widened its network of Chinese routes from its Seoul Incheon (ICN) base. On 25 May the SkyTeam carrier began thrice-weekly flights on the 2,206-kilometre route to Guiyang (KWE). The airline will use 737s to operate the service. China Southern Airlines already serves the market, also with thrice-weekly flights. Guiyang Longdongbao Airport handled 13.3 million passengers in 2015 ranking it 23rd among Chinese airports. Korean Air now serves 23 destinations in China from Seoul with a total of 177 weekly departures. In all, the carrier now operates non-stop service to 97 destinations from its home base.

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