For the summer 2018 season, which commenced on
25 March, Korean Air has increased service frequency on key
long haul routes between Korean Airís hub at Incheon International
Airport in Seoul and Europe and America.
A significant change in Korean Airís schedule is
the increase in flight frequency to provide passengers flying to
North America with a wider range of choice.
Flights between Incheon and Dallas, Texas
have increased from four
times a week to five times a week (Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun). The
Incheon-Toronto flight has increased from five times a
week to a daily flight while the Incheon-Seattle flight will also
have the same increase to daily flights as from 1 May 2018.
In addition, Korean Air has also boosted the frequency
of some European routes; the Incheon-Rome service has gone daily
and the Incheon-Prague flight increased to four times a week
(Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat). The Incheon to Madrid service is now being operated
four days a week (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun) and the flights between Incheon
and Istanbul have also been increased to four times a week
Meanwhile, as from 19 April Korean Air will
resume operating its direct flight to St. Petersburg and from
23 April to Irkutsk. These Russian routes do not operate in the
winter season due to low demand.
Korean Air will deploy recently introduced
aircraft, such as B787-9 and B747-8i, on the main American and
European long-haul routes, where the demand is expected to grow
during the summer vacation season.
It is usual for international airlines to have
summer and winter schedules. The summer schedule begins on the
last Sunday of March, with the winter schedule commencing on the
last Sunday of October. The official summer schedule for 2018 will
therefore run from 25 March until 27 October.