Korean Air celebrated the 30th anniversary of
its first scheduled service between Canada and South Korea, by
holding events at the Vancouver and Toronto airports last week.
Staff members from Korean Air handed out
chocolates at the boarding gates, and the 30th passenger that
boarded each flight received a complimentary economy class
round-trip ticket between Canada and Incheon.
Korean Air launched its scheduled service to
Canada on 2 November 1988 with DC-10 jetliner flying the Seoul-Vancouver-Toronto route two
times per week. Korean Air split the route into separate Vancouver and Toronto services in
The airline has
carried a total of 320,000 passengers on the two routes, with
170,000 and 150,000 passengers on the Vancouver and Toronto routes
Air operates daily direct flights to Vancouver, and operates
flights to Toronto five times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays during winter, and a daily service during summer.