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Korean Air Further Expands its Network in China

Korean Air Further Expands its Network in China

SEOUL, Korea (February 23, 2015) – Korean Air will expand its network in China by launching four new services in the first half of 2015. The airline will launch Incheon-Hefei on 30 March, Incheon-Nanning and Jeju-Guiyang on 11 May and Daegu-Shenyang on 22 June, meaning Korean Air now flies to more cities in China than any other airline from Korea.

Flight KE813 will depart from Incheon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 08:30 and arrives in Hefei at 10:10 the same day. The return flight departs from Hefei at 11:10 and arrives in Incheon at 14:40. Hefei is the capital of the Anhui province and is close to the picturesque old village of Ahnui and one of the most famous mountains in China, Huangshan.

The flights to Nanning depart from Incheon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 18:55 and arrive in Nanning at 22:50. The flights to Guiyang depart from Jeju every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 21:55 and arrive in Guiyang at 00:45 next day. Nanning is known as the “Green City” because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage.

Starting in June 2015, Korean Air will also be launching a new service between Daegu and Shenyang. The flights depart from Daegu every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 and arrive in Shenyang at 11:10.

For flights to Hefei, Nanning and Shenyang, Korean Air will deploy B737-800 aircrafts equipped with AVOD in-flight entertainment systems.

The Korean national flag carrier is committed to social responsibility and has supported the ‘Dream Library’ project to present libraries to Chinese elementary schools since 2010. Korean Air has also been involved in tree planting projects in China’s largest desert, Kubuqi, and has been selected as an airline ‘much loved by Chinese’ for six years in a row since 2009.

About Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2014. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircrafts including ten A380s.

With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.

The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.

Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.

More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.

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Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2012. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.

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