Amid the ongoing increase in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide especially within South Korea, Korean Air is suspending and reducing flights to international destinations throughout its network.
The list of flight reductions/suspensions will cover much of its international network including flights departing from Seoul's airports – Incheon and Gimpo – as well as Busan and Jeju. The schedules for the routes will see varying dates of suspensions during March and April.
Much of the reductions and suspensions will involve routes mostly from Korea to North and Southest Asia. It will also include long haul routes to Europe and North America including Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Madrid, Honolulu, San Francisco, and New York.
According to a document from Korean Air's website, the following routes/destinations will be affected:
North America: Honolulu, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas
Europe: Tel Aviv, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna, Zagreb, Istanbul
Middle East: Dubai
CIS: Moscow, Vladivostok, Tashkent
Southeast Asia: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Dalat, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Guam, Singapore, Cebu, Siem Reap, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Male (Maldives)
North Asia/China/Japan: Ulaanbaatar, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Kunming, Qingdao, Beijing, Nanjing, Huanghsan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Hefei, Jinan, Tianjin, Weihai, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Taipei, Yanji, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), Fukuoka, Okinawa, Niigata, Aomori, Komatsu, Kagoshima, Okayama, Sapporo.
In addition to the flight schedule reductions, the airline will start implementing temperature checks for travelers heading to the United States. Customers with temperatures higher than 37.5 Celsius to board their flights.
Complete list of Flights/Destinations Affected: