KAL resumes flights to Irkutsk following visa exemption dealKorean Air Lines, the nation’s largest flag carrier, said yesterday it is resuming service on an Incheon-Irkutsk flight starting May 19 following a visa exemption agreement between Korea and Russia that was initiated earlier this year.
The carrier said it will operate a 159-seated B737-900ER aircraft on the route and fly on Mondays and Fridays. Departure from Korea will be at 8:50 p.m. and flights arrive the following day at 1:05 a.m.
Irkutsk, 5,260 kilometers (3,268 miles) east of Moscow, is a favorite tourism destination thanks to Lake Baikal, which is the deepest lake in the world. Previously, Koreans needed to transfer from Vladivostok or other Russian cities to get there.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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