Korean Air has confirmed plans to reduce the
number of flights to Japan, whilst increasing flights to Southeast
Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets.
Korean Air will
suspend the Busan-Osaka route (14 flights a week) from 16 September
2019, as well as Jeju-Narita (3 flights a week) and Jeju-Osaka (4
flights a week) from 1 November 2019.
The airline will
also temporarily suspend some of its other Japan routes. Incheon-Komatsu
(3 flights a week) and Incheon-Kagoshima (3 flights a week) will
be suspended from 29 September to 16 November 2019, and
Incheon-Asahikawa (5 flights a week) will be suspended from
29 September to 26 October 2019.
Incheon-Osaka/Fukuoka routes, both routes currently have 28
flights a week, and the frequency will be decreased to 21 flights
a week between 27 October and 16 November. The frequency of
Incheon-Okinawa will be reduced from seven to four flights a week,
and Busan-Narita/Fukuoka from fourteen to seven flights a week,
between 29 September and 16 November.
meantime, Korean Air plans to strengthen its route competitiveness
by focusing more on other markets, such as Southeast Asia,
Oceania, and China in the winter season.
with, Korean Air will launch a new daily route to Clark,
Philippines, starting from 27 October. The airline will also add
four more operations a week for Incheon-Chiang Mai/Bali,
increasing the number of flights per week to eleven. In Oceania,
the frequency of the Incheon-Brisbane route will be increased from
five to seven flights a week.
Korean Air also plans to start direct thrice
weekly flights from
Incheon to Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou in China, and
Incheon-Nanjing four times a week. The service between Incheon and
Beijing will be operated 17 times a week, up from the previous 14
In other changes, Korean Air will boost the
frequency on some domestic routes. It will launch a new service
between Pohang and Jeju seven times a week, and the Ulsan-Jeju
flight will be operated seven times a week, an increase of two
flights a week.
The schedule updates are subject to government