Korean Air starts new flights to China amid higher demandKorean Air said Tuesday it has launched direct routes to China to meet increasing demand.
The KE843 flight will connect Incheon to Nanning three times a week using a 138-seat B737-800 Boeing Sky Interior aircraft. It will depart from Incheon at 6:55 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The return flight, the KE844, will arrive at Incheon at 4:55 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The route began operations on Monday.
Another route, connecting Jeju Island and Guiyang, will use a 147-seat B737-800 airplane. The departing flight, KE871, will take off at 9:55 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; the return flight, KE872, will arrive at Jeju at 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The company aims to attract more Chinese tourists with the routes. It also plans to launch a route in June connecting Daegu and Shenyang, China.