Korean Air has expanded its network in Southeast Asia to include two new destinations in Malaysia and Thailand.On October 29th, Korean Air started flights to Kota Kinabalu (BKI), the resort and tourist destination of east Malaysia four times a week. A B737-800 aircraft with a capacity of 149 seats departs Incheon International Airport (ICN) every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 6:40pm, arriving at Kota Kinabalu at 11:00pm. The return flight departs Kota Kinabalu at 12:20am the next day, arriving at Incheon at 6:30pm.
On Tuesday, October 31st, the airline launched flights to Pattaya(PYX), one of the largest tourism destinations in Thailand, three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight departs Incheon at 8:05pm, arriving in Pattaya at 12:05am the next day. The return flight leaves Pattaya at 1:20am, reaching Incheon at 8:35am. A B737-800 with 149 seats is being operated on this route.
To meet growing tourist demand in the winter season Korean Air will, this month, launch regular flights to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Frequencies will be added to existing flights to Phuket, Denpasar Bali, Singapore. Korean Air will also strengthen services to other parts of the world by increasing frequencies to Honolulu, Paris and Vladivostok. The operation between Incheon and Christchurch will be reinstated and charter flights to Melbourne will be opened for those headed down under.