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Why No Korean Air To Athens?  
User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

Just few weeks ago I went to Athens (Greece) as I usually quite often do. One reason to go there is to spot the airplanes while lying on the beach or so. Anyway, I am wondering there is no service of Korean Air from ICN to ATH. Specially as I have many Korean friends also wondering there is no direct flight between these to city pairs, I would like to know, did Korean Air go to ATH in the past or will they fly into ATH near future? Really very curious about it, as there are many Koreans in Athens.

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User currently offlineCaptainStabbin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

Ummm...because there are no Koreans in Athens? Pretty simple. There really is little to no connection between Korea and Greece. I go to Greece pretty often to visit family. I've hardly seen any Asians there unless it's Japanese tourists visiting the Acropolis. Oh, and the occasional Filipina maid -- and there seem to be a growing number of them in Greece lately.

User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

I think that a ICN-ATH service would do well, since also many Japanese tourists can be offered a good ATH service

regards,
AMS


User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

JAL used to fly to ATH but dropped it; market not big enough

User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

Captain Stabbin says "Ummm...because there are no Koreans in Athens?"
which makes perfect sense to me.

But then how come a KAL DC-10 crashed, of all places, in Tripoli, several years back? I can't think of a less likely city pair than Seoul Tripoli.



I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

"But then how come a KAL DC-10 crashed, of all places, in Tripoli, several years back?"

A little off topic, but KAL used to have a fairly large Middle East presence, due to a large number or Korean expat workers in the region. Cities they served were Tripoli, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, and Bahrain.



At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4110 times:

As I know they are still going to Dubai and Cairo twice a week.

On the other hand, every time I am in Athens I see lots of Korean and Japanese tourists. So actually I think a route of Korean Air ICN - ATH - ICN or Japan Airlines NRT - ATH - NRT would do well.


User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Capt. Stabbin,

Don't forget a bit part of your Japanese Tourists are actually Koreans.


User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

I think there are quite many Koreans (specially tourists) in Athens. As Korea is my favorite country to go I learned to speak and understand Korean a little bit. So usually I can distinguish they are Korean or non Koreans.

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