Airlines & Airports
|February 02, 2015|
Korean Air Introduces Direct Flights to Milan and Rome
|Heading Korean Air has announced that commencing 25 February 2015 it will change the current service on its Seoul Incheon - Milan - Rome -- Incheon route, to provide direct flights to both Milan and Rome, offering three flights a week to each destination, with Milan increasing to four times a week in March.|
The Rome service will see Korean Air operating three times a week utilizing B777-300ER aircraft with capacity for 291 passengers. Departing from Seoul Incheon every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 16:10, the flights KE931 will arrive in Rome at 20:40 on the same day. The return flight KE932 will depart Rome on the same days at 22:20, arriving in Seoul Incheon at 17:20 the next day. As from 29 March, Korean Air will increase capacity on the Rome route by 25% to 363 passengers by deploying B747-400 aircraft. On that date Korean Air will also change the timetable; with flights revised to depart Seoul Incheon every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 14:00 arriving in Rome at 19:45 on the same day with the return flight departing Rome on the same days at 21:45 arriving back in Seoul Incheon at 15:45 the next day.
Korean Air's new direct Milan service will initially operate three times a week utilizing A330-200 aircraft seating 218 passengers. Departing from Seoul Incheon every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:45, the flight KE927 will arrive Milan at 18:25 on the same day. The return flight KE928 will depart Milan on the same days at 20:30 arriving in Seoul Incheon at 15:50 the next day.
In addition from 29 March, Korean Air will increase the service to Milan to four times a week, adding a Monday service, and increasing capacity by deploying B777-200ER which accommodates 248 passengers. Flight times will also change, departing slightly later from Seoul at 15:05 and arriving Milan at 20:05 on the same day. The return flight will depart Milan at 22:00 and will return to Seoul Incheon at 16:00 the next day.
Korean Air's direct flights between South Korea and Italy will cut journey time and offer greater convenience for the increasing number of both business and leisure passengers travelling between the destinations.
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 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 bar lounges.