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Travel to Lake Baikal becomes more convenient with Korean Air

Travel to Lake Baikal becomes more convenient with Korean Air

Seoul, Korea (19 April, 2015) – Korean Air has announced that, as from 18 May, it will resume its service between Incheon International Airport, Seoul and Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia, known for its continental architecture and gateway to an area famed for its natural beauty.

The service will operate two flights a week on the Incheon-Irkutsk route, utilizing a B737-900 aircraft equipped with AVOD in all seats and seating up to 159 passengers in two classes. The flight time will be approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Operating every Monday and Friday, KE983 will depart Seoul/Incheon at 20:50pm and arrive in Irkutsk at 00:05am early the next morning. The return flight KE984 departs Irkutsk at 02:30am and arrives at Seoul/Incheon at 07:10am the same morning.

Geographically located at the border of Russia and Mongolia, Irkutsk, “Paris of Siberia” is the biggest city in Eastern Siberia and the economic and cultural center of the Irkutsk Oblast region. The city is a popular tourism destination and the starting point of tours to the massive Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tourists also visit Irkutsk for various touristic resources including the Kirov Square, where the historical center with the ensemble of old churches and the Eternal Flame memorial is situated, and Taltzy architectural and ethnographic reserve that represents the dwellings, elements of everyday life, traditions and religious cults ofthe native people of the region.

By resuming the Incheon-Irkutsk route Korean Air expects to meet the demand and provide more options and greater flexibility for passengers travelling to Russia.

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.

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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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