South Korea's flag carrier, Korean Air, has increased the number of flights to the Americas and Japan as part of its flight schedule adjustment plans for the upcoming summer season from March 31 to October 26.
The airline says it will strengthen its routes to the Americas and provide customers with widened flight options. The current five times a week flights from Seoul/Incheon to Seattle, Dallas and Toronto will be increased to seven times a week (daily); and thrice weekly flights from Seoul/Incheon to Las Vegas will be increased to four times a week. In total, the frequency of the airline's flights to the Americas will rise to 115 flights a week.
There will also be significant changes in the airline's flights to Japan. The airline expects demand to grow on the Narita route due to the Open Skies agreement and it will increase frequency on its Seoul/Incheon-Tokyo/Narita route from 28 times a week to 35 times a week, operating five flights every day. In addition, the previous daily flights on the Seoul/Incheon-Narita-LA route will be put on the Seoul/Incheon-Narita-Honolulu route instead. Frequency on the Busan-Narita route will also increase from seven times a week to 14 times a week, operating two flights every day.
Flights to other destinations in Japan are also being boosted. The Seoul/Incheon-Komatsu route will increase from four times a week to five times a week and the Seoul/Incheon-Okayama route will change from seven times a week to nine times a week.
The carrier will also strengthen its reach into the Chinese market by raising frequency on the Cheongju-Hangzhou route (from once a week to four times a week) and opening a new four times weekly route between Busan and Nanjing.
On the other hand a number of services will be scaled back over the summer season, with flights from Seoul/Incheon to Hakodate, Nagasaki, Melbourne and Gatwick (London) to be suspended. Flight frequencies on the Seoul/Incheon-Jakarta and Seoul/Incheon-Ho Chi Min City routes will be cut from 10 times a week to seven times a week and from seven times a week to four times a week, respectively.