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Korean Air increases Flights to Summer Destinations

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Entering the summer season in the northern hemisphere, Korean Air is gearing up for another busy season by resuming flights and operating charter flights to popular summer destinations.

Between July 24 and August 31, Korean Air will provide twice weekly charters to the port city of Danang, Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea, leaving Incheon International Airport on Thursdays and Sundays. Danang is a major city of Vietnam located near UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Hué Mountains, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary.

Korean Air will also offer 12 charter flights to the tropical city of Cairns, Australia. Flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays between July 24 and August 25, using Airbus 330 aircraft. The city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, makes it a popular destination. The city houses hundreds of hotels, resorts, motels and backpackers hostels. Activities in the region include golf, white water rafting, snorkeling, diving and hiking.

Resumed charter flights to Tunxi, China will connect travelers to the Huangshan Mountains, where the Oscar-winning film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was shot. Huangshan has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 for its exceptional natural beauty and its role as the habitat for rare and threatened species. Boeing 737 aircraft will be used to fly twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from April 25 to October 31. Korean Air will also operate another Chinese city, Mudanjiang (MDG) every Saturday beginning May. 

The Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia, famous for Lake Baykal, the deepest lake in the world also known as the “Blue Eye of Siberia”, will be available to passengers in July and August, through seven charter flights in cooperation with Siberian Airlines (S7) by using Boeing 737 aircraft.

In addition to abovementioned charters, in April, Korean Air has resumed scheduled flights to Urumqi, China and St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is an important town on the northern route of the Silk Road and is currently a major industrial, cultural and economic center of western China. The resumed flights will connect Urumqi and Incheon three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April 24 to October 25 by using Boeing 737 aircraft.

Beginning on April 26, Korean Air will resume thrice-weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays) to St. Petersburg, the second largest city of Russia, with Airbus 330. As a major transportation hub, St. Petersburg is sometimes referred to in Russia as "the Northern Capital" and is known as the city of palaces. The White Nights Festival, an annual international cultural event, and the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world, lure travelers to this northern city.

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