Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, will increase the frequency of flights on its Seoul Incheon (ICN) - Paris (CDG) route in two phases this summer, in order to meet the rising demand for travel between the two destinations.
From 11 June to 16 July, Korean Air’s daily service from Seoul to the French capital will be supplemented with a double-daily service on Saturdays, taking the carrier’s total frequency on the ICN-CDG route to eight times a week.
The additional KE903 Saturday service is scheduled to leave Incheon at 09:10 and arrive into Paris at 13.50 the same day. Flight KE904 will then return to Incheon, departing Paris at 16:30, arriving at 10:20 the following day. Boeing 747-400 aircraft configured with 333 seats will serve this route.
The number of flights will be increased further in July, bringing Korean Air’s ICN-CDG frequencies to ten weekly flights.
From 22 July to 25 September, flights KE903/904 will increase to three times a week, with the carrier introducing two further services. In addition to Saturdays, the KE903/904 rotation will also operate every Monday and Friday. These additional flights will be served by a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft departing from Incheon at 16:20, arriving into Paris at 21:15 on the same day. Return flight KE904 will depart Paris at 23:00, arriving into Incheon at 17:05 the following day.
The airline’s current daily KE901/902 flights will continue to operate their existing daily service, utilising both the B777-200ER (Mon, Fri) and the Boeing 777-300ER (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun).
The aircraft on all services operating between 22 July and 25 September will be configured with Korean Air’s latest upgraded cabin products: Kosmo Suites (First Class), Prestige Sleeper (fully lie-flat seats in Prestige Class) and New Economy (Economy Class). All seats are fitted with Korean Air’s acclaimed Beyond AVOD (Audio Video On Demand) in-flight entertainment system.
Finally, Korean Air will deploy its newest aircraft, the Airbus A380 on the ICN-CDG route every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 26 September. The next generation aircraft is the latest addition to the carrier’s fleet and is configured in a three-class layout with just 407 seats, the lowest configuration of any A380 operator so far. Korean Air has become the first airline in the industry to devote the entire A380 upper deck to a single class, allocating the whole space to its Prestige (business) Class. Korean Air has also become the first carrier in the world to introduce a ‘Duty Free Showcase’ offering a wide array of duty-free items with designated flight attendants on hand for shopping assistance. A stylish onboard bar and lounge area has also been installed on the new aircraft, offering passengers new levels of in-flight relaxation and a range of signature cocktails exclusively created for Korean Air.