Korean Air has announced it will launch flights from Incheon to Clark in the Philippines and Nanjing, Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou in China later this month.
From 27 October, the carrier will operate the Incheon-Clark route seven times a week and Nanjing flights four times a week. Then, from 28 October, it will add three services per week to Zhangjiajie and two per week to Hangzhou.
Flights to Clark depart Incheon at 0755 and arrive at 1105 local time with a flight time of four hours and ten minutes, while the return service leaves at 1310 and lands at 1810.
The Nanjing service will take off at 1040 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrive at 1210 local time, with the return flight departing at 1315 and arriving at 1645.
Nanjing is a major business centre for the electronics, petrochemical and automobile industries, with several Korean companies operating there, while Hangzhou is known for being the centre of China’s IT industry and is home to the headquarters of e-commerce company Alibaba.
Zhangjiajie flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, leaving at 1920 and landing at 2220 local time. The return service departs at 2330 and arrives at 0340 the following day.
Lastly, the Hangzhou route will take off at 1215 on Mondays and Fridays, landing at 1330 local time before returning at 1440 and arriving at 1800.
Korean Air said it is planning to expand its capacity on routes in Southeast Asia, China and Oceania after seeing falling demand and capacity on Japanese routes. In addition, the carrier also operates chartered flights on the Incheon-Athens/Amman/Cairo and Incheon-Auckland routes.
The carrier recently signed a codeshare agreement with Royal Brunei Airlines on flights between Incheon airport and Brunei.