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Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:09 pm

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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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:53 am

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

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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:26 am

JAL used to fly to ATH but dropped it; market not big enough
 
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:36 am

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.
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:43 am

"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.
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:48 pm

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.
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:52 pm

Capt. Stabbin,

Don't forget a bit part of your Japanese Tourists are actually Koreans.
 
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RE: Why No Korean Air To Athens?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:54 am

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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