Korean Air, Jeju Air to expand routes to China

2024.04.03 11:39:01 | 2024.04.03 11:39:09

[Courtesy of Korean Air]이미지 확대

[Courtesy of Korean Air]

Korean Air and Jeju Air are set to expand their number of flights to the Greater China region in response to the burgeoning tourism demand. This underscores the airlines’ commitment to reviving the travel and tourism sector, which is starting to recover following a Covid-19 pandemic-induced slump.

Korean Air announced that it will operate thrice-weekly chartered flights to Taichung, one of Taiwan’s top three cities, starting from May 2nd to June 29th, 2024. The schedule is set for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, departing Incheon International Airport at 3:30 PM (local time) and arriving in Taichung at 5:15 PM. The return flights from Taichung are scheduled at 6:50 PM, landing back in Incheon at 10:40 PM. A Boeing 737-8 with a capacity of 146 seats (8 Prestige and 138 Economy) will service this route. With the addition of these chartered flights, Korean Air will now offer a total of 24 weekly flights to Taiwan, supplementing its existing 14 weekly flights to Taipei from Incheon and 7 from Busan. The airline expressed its intention to continually increase passenger supply to cities where travel demand is rising, thereby offering more convenient and diverse schedules for visitors to Taiwan.

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[Courtesy of Jeju Air]

Meanwhile, Jeju Air is ramping up its operations with new routes to China, marking its re-entry into the Chinese market. Starting from April 24th, 2024, the carrier will launch flights from Jeju to Beijing Daxing Airport four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) and from Muan to Zhangjiajie four times a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday). Additionally, on April 26th, the budget carrier will commence a bi-weekly service (Monday and Friday) from Jeju to Xi’an, followed by a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Saturday) operation from Muan to Yanji starting April 27th. Jeju Air will also resume its Incheon-Shijiazhuang route twice a week (Monday and Friday) and the Busan-Shijiazhuang route (Tuesday and Saturday) on the same day.

With the expansion of its Chinese routes, Jeju Air aims to rejuvenate the waning demand seen during the Covid-19 pandemic and build a sustainable foundation for growth by generating new passenger traffic.

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