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Korean Air to Resume Services to Russia’s Summer Destinations

A330-200 Landing

Korean Air A330-200

SEOUL, Korea (April 15, 2016) – Commencing April 21st, Korean Air will resume services between South Korea’s Incheon and Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg. The airline will operate three flights a week, utilizing Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with AVOD in all seats and accommodating up to 218 passengers.

A gateway to northern Europe, St. Petersburg is a major European cultural center with a rich heritage and centuries old traditions. The city is home to more than two hundred museums; the best known being the famous Hermitage Museum. 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.

On May 13th, Korean Air will also resume seasonal flights between Incheon and Irkutsk, a city known as a gateway to Siberia and famed for its natural beauty. The service will operate twice a week, utilizing a B737-900 aircraft seating 159 passengers in two classes, equipped with AVOD in all seats.

Geographically located at the border of Russia and Mongolia, Irkutsk is a popular tourism destination and the starting point for tours to Lake Baikal, considered to be the oldest, deepest and clearest freshwater lake in the world, also known as the ‘Blue Eye of Siberia’.

The two seasonal services will provide a great attraction to travelers seeking summer destinations in Russia.

   Flight Schedules (*All Times Local)

Flight no. Route Service Period Aircraft Frequency       Departure / Arrival
KE929/930 Incheon ~

St. Petersburg

4/21~10/27 A330-200/300 3

Weekly

ICN    17:55    21:30      LED

LED    23:00   13:50+1   ICN

KE983/984 Incheon ~

Irkutsk

5/13~6/30 B737-900ER 2

Weekly

ICN    20:50    00:05+1   IKT

IKT    02:30+1 07:10+1  ICN

7/1~10/28 ICN    18:20    21:35       IKT

IKT    23:55    04:35+1   ICN

 

About Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2015. Korean Air operates in excess of 462 flights per day to 129 cities in 46 countries on six continents with a fleet of 166 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 Sky Team 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 

 

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.

Korean Air to Resume Incheon-Irkutsk Service

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B737-900

Seoul, Korea (15 April, 2014)– Korean Air has announced that 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.

Commencing19 May, Korean Air will operate two flights a week on the Incheon-Irkutsk route, utilizing a B737-900 aircraft seating 159 passengers in two classes. Operating every Monday and Friday, KE983 will depart Seoul Incheon at 20:50 and arrive in Irkutsk at 01:05 early the next morning. The return flight KE984 departs Irkutsk at 03:15 and arrives Seoul Incheon at 06:55 the same morning.

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Irkutsk

Geographically located at the border of Russia and Mongolia, Irkutsk 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, also known as the ‘Blue Eye of Siberia’. Lake Baikal is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lake can be enjoyed year-round and as the waters remain cool even in the middle of the summer season, tourists from all over the world visit for various touristic resources including nature trails and lake-side activities.

By resuming the Incheon-Irkutsk route Korean Air expects to provide more option and greater flexibility for passengers travelling to Russia. Korean Air will continue to offer its extensive global network with a wider range of options for each of its passengers, delivering true “Excellence in Flight”.

▣ Flight Schedules

 

Flight Number Days of

Operation

Route Departure Arrival
KE983 Mon, Fri Incheon (ICN) ~ Irkutsk (IKT) 20:50 01:05+1
KE984 Tue, Sat Irkutsk (IKT) ~ Incheon (ICN) 03:15 06:55

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 2013. 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.

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 serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also 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.