Frequency Adjustments For South Korean Carriers

South Korean carriers Asiana Airlines and Korean Air have announced frequency changes to their intercontinental flying network in response to market demand. The Seoul (Incheon) – London (Heathrow) and Seoul (Incheon) – Sydney routes will see adjustments by both airlines in the fourth quarter of 2011.


Asiana to Fly Seoul (Incheon) – London (Heathrow) Daily, Reduce Seoul (Incheon) – Sydney

The country’s second largest carrier, Asiana Airlines, will be flying between Seoul (Incheon) and London (Heathrow) daily from 30 October 2011. In addition to the existing schedule, flight OZ 521 will take off from Incheon International Airport at 1130 hrs (Mondays) and 1330 hrs (Wednesdays), landing at Heathrow Airport at 1520 hrs (Mondays) and 1725 hrs (Wednesdays). The return flight, OZ 522, departs London at 2100 hrs on both days, arriving back in Seoul at 1650 hrs the next day.


Services between Seoul and Sydney will be reduced to 6 times weekly from 30 October 2011. Flight OZ 601 will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing Seoul (Incheon) at 2030 hrs and arriving in Sydney at 0740 hrs the next morning before returning as flight OZ 602 at 0930 hrs for a 1900 hrs landing back in South Korea.


However, travellers should note that Seoul (Incheon) – London (Heathrow) will operate 6 times weekly with no Wednesday departure and Seoul (Incheon) – Sydney will operate daily from 14 December 2011 and 10 January 2012. Asiana will fly a 310-seat Boeing 777-200ER on both routes.


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Korean Air Boosts Seoul – Sydney to 10 Times Weekly

Rival Korean Air is to add 3 more flights each week between its Seoul (Incheon) hub and Sydney from 12 December 2011 to 30 January 2012. Flight KE 8121 will depart the South Korean capital at 0800 hrs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving in Sydney at 2020 hrs, before returning as flight KE 8122 at 2150 hrs, landing back at Incheon International Airport at 0635 hrs the next morning.


The additional flights have been timed to reduce connection times at Seoul for passengers travelling between Europe and Australia. Korean Air will operate its 3-class Boeing 777-200ER jets on the route.


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