Korean Air to launch new routes in the Philippines and China in October
Korean Air will launch new flights to Clark, the Philippines, and Nanjing, China on October 27, and Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou, China, on October 28.
From October 27, Korean Air will operate the Incheon-Clark route seven times a week, Incheon-Nanjing route four times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday), and from October 28, the airline will operate the Incheon-Zhangjiajie route three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Saturday) and Incheon-Hangzhou route twice a week (Monday/Friday).
The Incheon-Clark route will depart from Incheon at 7:55 a.m. and arrive at Clark at 11:05 a.m. local time, while the return flight will depart Clark at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at Incheon Airport at 6:10 p.m. The flight from Incheon to Clark takes about 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Clark is a resort town on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, which is about two hours by land from Manila, the capital city. The Puning Hot Springs and Subic Beach are well-known tourist destinations, and demand for tourism has been rising steadily recently.The Incheon-Nanjing route is scheduled to depart Incheon at 10:40 a.m. and arrive at Nanjing at 12:10 p.m. local time, while the return flight will depart at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at Incheon Airport at 4:45 p.m.
The Incheon-Zhangjiajie route will depart Incheon at 7:20 p.m. and arrive at Zhangjiajie at 10:20 p.m. local time, while the return flight will depart at 11:30 p.m. and arrive at Incheon Airport at 3:40 a.m. the next day.
The Incheon-Hangzhou route will depart Incheon at 12:15 p.m. and arrive at 1:30 p.m. local time in Hangzhou, while the return flight will depart at 2:40 p.m. and arrive at Incheon at 6:00 p.m.
Nanjing, China, is well-known as the center of electronics, petrochemical and automobile industries, with many Korean companies operating there, while Zhangjiajie is a leading tourist destination in China, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site due to its excellent natural scenery. Hangzhou is famous for its artificial lake, West Lake, and is also known as the center of China’s IT industry, as it is home to the headquarters of Alibaba, an e-commerce company.
In addition to the new services, Korean Air is also endeavoring to achieve route competitiveness and enhance profitability by expanding its capacity on Southeast Asia, China and Oceania routes, following the falling demand and capacity on Japanese routes.
In addition, Korean Air is also operating chartered flights on the Incheon-Athens/Amman/Cairo and Incheon-Auckland routes, and plans to provide more convenient schedules through the development of new routes to meet future customer demand.
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