KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:21 am

Korean Air to begin flights to more Asian cities

SEOUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Korean Air (KAL) <03490.KS>, South Korea's largest carrier, said on Wednesday it would begin passenger flights to Japan, China and Vietnam later in the year.

The first of the new services, thrice weekly service on B737-800 jets between Incheon and Akita, Japan, will begin from October 29, KAL spokeswoman Nancy Park told Reuters.

The airline will begin MD82 service on Wednesdays and Sundays linking Incheon and Wuhan, China, from December 5, while service on Mondays and Fridays between Incheon and Kunming, China, will start on December 10 with B737-800 jets.

KAL will operate B747-800 passenger planes on the Incheon-Hanoi route on Tuesdays and Saturdays from December 18.

KAL also is waiting for word from China on its request for weekly cargo flights between Incheon and Tianjin. It said it wanted to begin the service from mid-November.

Shares of Korean Air closed down 10 won at 4,800 won ($3.71) on Wednesday, while the benchmark index finished up 1.22 percent.
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RE: KE 747-800 To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:24 am

At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:28 am

The title confused me!!! Confused

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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:29 am

Maybe this is the SONIC CRUISER !!! Take pictures!!!
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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:34 am

2nd paragraph sez The first of the new services, thrice weekly service on B737-800 jets between Incheon and Akita, Japan, ...

so the B747-800 is undoubtedly a typo for B737-800.
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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:47 am

Aeropagus, actually it is undoubtly a typo for 747-400:

KAL will operate B747-800 passenger planes on the Incheon-Hanoi route on Tuesdays and Saturdays from December 18.
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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:48 am

Isn't it obvious that it is 737-800...
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RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:59 am

Yep, it is a 737-800...KAL has been taking delivery of them over the last 2 years.
I got this on my email today...


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 17) € Korean Air is expanding its route structure in Asia and will have five new routes to China, Japan and Southeast Asia by year's end.
The new flights are based on the distribution of routes rights by the Korean Civil Aviation Bureau earlier this year.
Korean Air recently introduced Pusan~Qingdau service three times per week and will begin operation of two other new routes to China by the end of the year: Incheon~Wuhan and Incheon~Kunming.
The Incheon~Wuhan flight begins December 5 and will operate twice per week on Wednesdays and Sundays departing Incheon at 10 a.m. and arriving in Wuhan at noon. The flight will depart Wuhan at 1 p.m. and arrive at Incheon at 4:30 p.m. An MD-82 will be used. Wuhan is located in central China and is an industrial region and important transportation center for China.
Incheon~Kunming service will launch December 10 and operate twice per week on Mondays and Fridays departing Incheon at 7 p.m. and arriving in Kunming at 11:15 p.m. The return flight departs Kunming at 12:15 a.m. and arrives at Incheon at 5 a.m. A B737 will be used on the flight. Kunming is located near the Vietnam/ Laos border and is quickly developing into a major transportation center and industrial region within China.
Korean Air also is starting new service to Akita, Japan October 29. The Incheon~Akita flight will operate three times per week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Mondays, the flight departs Incheon at 3:40 p.m. and arrives in Akita at 5:50 p.m. On Thursdays and Saturdays respectively, flights will depart Incheon at 9:55 a.m. and noon. A 160-seat B737 will be used on the route.
New service to Hanoi is will start December 18 using a B737-800. The flight departs for Hanoi from Incheon Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and arrives in Hanoi at 10:20 p.m. local time. Flights will depart Hanoi for Incheon Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 p.m. and arrive at Incheon the next day at 5:40 a.m.
Korean Air, with a fleet of 116 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and operates almost 400 passenger flights per day to 76 cities in 29 countries on five continents. Its U.S. gateways are New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, Anchorage and Honolulu, and the airline offers quick and convenient connections to all of Asia from its centrally-located Incheon hub.
Korean Air is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance --partnering AeroMexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines, CSA Czech Air and Korean Air -- that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequency, and partners is available at

They're also talking about a freighter to Tianjin. Used to run combis several times a week but those got converted to full freighters this year. It might be a code share or a full freighter, depends on what the Korean Civil Aviation Board and the Chinese authorities can come up with.

is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?

RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 10:15 am

Too bad it's a typo 'cause a 747-800 would be awesome!

RE: KE "747-800" To Hanoi!

Thu Oct 18, 2001 11:22 am

Guys, guys, guys! Only Air New Zealand flies the can tell from my ID!


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