Airlines & Airports
|April 16, 2014|
Korean Air To Resume Incheon-Irkutsk Service
|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. |
Commencing 19 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.
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".
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.