At Delhi Airport there appeared to be a ribbon tieing rather than ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the arrival of Korean Air’s new five times weekly service from Seoul Incheon. The route is already served daily by Asiana Airlines.
- Korean Air on 1 December began a five times weekly service on the 4,651-kilometre route between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Delhi (DEL). The SkyTeam carrier will use its A330-200s to serve the market. Competition is provided by Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines who operate the route on a daily basis. The only other non-stop service linking South Korea and India is Korean Air’s three times weekly service between Seoul and Mumbai. Korean Air now serves 94 destinations in 38 countries non-stop from Seoul Incheon. The airline’s leading country markets for weekly flights are China (148), Japan (145) and US (80). India moves up to 17th place out of the 38 countries with eight weekly flights. See this route launch’s fire truck water arch in our weekly Arch of Triumph competition.