Korean Air Increases Flights to Key
Destinations for Winter 2023 Season
Korean Air has unveiled plans to resume flights
and increase operations during the winter season to select
destinations in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, North America and
The IATA winter season
begins on the last Sunday of October and ends on the last Saturday
of March every year. The winter 2023 season will be from
29 October 2023 to 30 March 2024.
Korean Air’s seat capacity, measured in available
seat kilometers (ASK), reached
approximately 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels in September, and
is expected to recover to over 90 percent with the launch of the
The airline will launch a new daily service to Phu Quoc,
Vietnam’s largest island, on 26 November 2023. The daily flight is
scheduled to depart from
Seoul Incheon at 15:45 and land in Phu Quoc at 19:50. The
return flight is slated to depart Phu Quoc at 21:20 and arrive in Seoul
Incheon at 04:50 the following day.
Phu Quoc, located in the
westernmost part of southern Vietnam, is a designated UNESCO
biosphere reserve featuring pristine white beaches and evergreen
forests. From marine activities and the national park to resorts,
the island is an ideal destination for sun seekers year round.
November is considered the best time to travel to Phu Quoc as the
dry season begins.
After a hiatus of three years and seven months, Korean Air will resume services to three cities in China
and Japan, respectively.
Network recovery in China and Japan has
been relatively slower compared to other regions, and the
resumption will help the airline restore its expansive global
For the China routes, Busan-Shanghai and Seoul
Incheon-Xiamen will operate daily, while Seoul Incheon-Kunming
will take off four
times per week.
Korean will proactively increase its capacity to
China to meet the growing number of Chinese visitors, especially
following China’s resumption of group tours from August to 78
countries including Korea, Japan and the U.S.
October, the airline will resume routes from Seoul Incheon to
Kagoshima, Niigata and Okayama with thrice weekly flights.
Korean will expand its China network capacity by increasing
the Seoul Incheon-Beijing frequency to 18 times a week from daily;
Jeju-Beijing to four times a week from thrice weekly; Seoul
Incheon-Shenzhen and Seoul Incheon-Xian to daily from four times a
week; Seoul Incheon-Wuhan to four times a week from three; and
Seoul Incheon-Hong Kong to four daily from two.
will also increase frequencies on the Seoul Incheon-Osaka and Seoul
Incheon-Fukuoka routes to four daily from three; and on the Seoul Incheon-Tokyo Narita route to four daily from two. The airline
will also expand services on the Seoul Incheon-Nagoya route to
operate 17 times a week from two daily until 27 December 2023.
In the Southeast Asian region, Korean will increase flight
frequencies on the Incheon-Bangkok route to five times daily from
three; the Incheon- Manila route to triple daily from double daily; and
the Seoul Incheon-Delhi and Seoul Incheon-Kathmandu routes to four
times per week from three. The Incheon-Chiang Mai route frequency
will become double daily from daily until 2 March 2024.
Frequencies on the Seoul Incheon-Auckland and Seoul
Incheon-Brisbane routes will increase to daily from five times a
week from 10 November to 18 March next year. The Seoul Incheon-Las
Vegas route frequency will also increase to five times a week from
A founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance,
more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. The carrier serves 120
cities in 43 countries on five continents with a fleet of
156 aircraft and over 20,000 employees.
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