Korean Air will resume more routes and increase flights to Mainland China.
Following an agreement between South Korea and China to increase the number of flights to pre-pandemic levels to each country, Korean Air announced it will increase its flights to China from 13 to 84 times weekly by the end of March. A later increase will bring the total number of flights by the airline on the market to 99 times weekly by the end of June.
According to a release from Korean Air, the Seoul-based airline will resume seven routes from both Seoul's hubs of Incheon and Gimpo.
From Incheon, Korean Air will resume flights to Beijing, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Yanji, and Xiamen while services will be resumed from Gimpo to Beijing and Shanghai-Hongqiao.
In addition to the route resumptions, Korean Air will increase flight frequencies from Incheon to seven points – Shanghai-Pudong, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shenyang, Dalian, Tianjin, and Nanjing.
The airline's weekly flight frequency on its China routes will reach 38% and 43% of its 2019 levels during March/April and May/June.