SEOUL, Korea (April 9, 2015) – Korean Air has announced that as from 26 April it will resume its service between Incheon and Russia’s second largest city St. Petersburg. The service will operate three flights a week, utilizing A330-200 aircraft equipped with AVOD in all seats and seating up to 218 passengers.
Operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, KE929 will depart Seoul/Incheon at 17:55pm and arrive in St. Petersburg at 21:30pm the same day. The return flight KE930 departs St. Petersburg at 23:00pm for an overnight flight that arrives at Seoul/Incheon at 13:40pm the next day.
A gateway to northern Europe, St. Petersburg is a major European cultural center with traditions and heritage cherished for many centuries. The city is home to more than two hundred museums; many of them housed in historical buildings, the best known being the famous Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. Korean Air is well known for its support of arts and culture and has sponsored the audio guide service at the Hermitage Museum since 2009.
The city attracts tourists from all over the world particularly during the summer when visitors can enjoy the phenomena known as the White Nights – a pearlescent, luminous all night glow lights the city and allows festivals, concerts and parties to take place throughout the night.
By resuming the Incheon – St. Petersburg route during the summer season, Korean Air meets the demand and provides more options and greater flexibility for passengers travelling to Russia and Northern Europe.
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 127 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 157 aircraft 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 SkyTeam airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 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 bar lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.