LONDON – Strong demand allows Korean Air to resume international long-haul flights. The Korean flag carrier will continue flying to Austria’s capital, Vienna, Italy’s economic hub of Milan, and the entertainment city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Korean Air has always been synonymous with operating exciting long-haul routes. Flights to Vienna and Milan are expected to start on the 1st of next month whilst flights to Las Vegas begin on the 10th of July.
Las Vegas is the latest destination in the US, for Korean Airlines to make a comeback. Las Vegas has rarely been flown by internationals outside of the U.S., apart from airlines from Canada and a handful of European carriers, including British Airways, KLM, and Edelweiss.
Korean Air is one of the few Asian airlines that fly to Nevada’s largest city.
Korean Air will fly to Las Vegas thrice weekly, using the Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The flight will operate on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a departure from Incheon Airport at 02:10 PM and arriving at Las Vegas at 10:10 AM.
Las Vegas Airport was previously known as Las Vegas McCarran Airport – now it is called Harry Reid International Airport. Las Vegas is known as the destination for gambling due to its many casinos and glittery hotels.
It is also a tech hub, hosting the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show). This can be attractive for the Asian market, especially the Chinese traffic. For those who want to experience an Asian hospitality customer service in Las Vegas, one may do so with Korean Air through its hub in Seoul with its world-renowned Incheon airport.
Vienna is one of Europe’s most famous cities, known as the City of Music. It is the gateway to central and eastern Europe due to its proximity to such nations and an extensive route network of Austrian Airlines.
Vienna Airport is gaining lots of traction, as many Asian Airlines, such as EVA Air, will soon refly to Vienna via its secondary hub in Bangkok. Prior to the pandemic, Asian Airlines, such as China Airlines and Thai Airways flew to Europe’s hub of culture.
Korean Air is one of the first airlines, along with EVA air to re-fly to Vienna.
Korean Airlines will fly the route thrice weekly to Vienna on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. As of currently, we still do not know which aircraft will be used for this route. The flight will depart Seoul at 1:40 PM and will arrive at Vienna Schwechat at 12:50PM the following day.
Though Vienna may not be a stronghold SkyTeam hub, passengers from Seoul can easily travel either by air, rail and in some instances by car, to destinations in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe.
Korean Air will also re-fly to Italy’s financial, fashion and economy hub – a boon for shopaholics. The Korean flag carrier will fly thrice weekly, on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Incheon at 11:00 AM and arriving at Vienna at 5:10 PM.