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Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ke9931
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL9931

It appears KAL flew a ICN-ATH flight. From the flight number I would guess it's a one-off, but flightaware also lists a second flight on May 10th. What is the reason behind this flight (or flights I really dont know)?
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am

Usually Tour charters.
 
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:25 am

When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.
 
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:36 am

777222LR wrote:
When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.


Last year, I flew on that flight. You would be surprised at how many Korean tourists and business firms there are in Prague. In response to the poster's question, I think Korean Air is trying many new destinations in Europe (Zagreb, Athens and even Istanbul by an Asian carrier). A very smart move in my opinion since they have many A330-200 that are suited for this kind of market.
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:40 am

It is a charter. 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.
 
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am

As said it's a seasonal tour charter programme for Koreans. They did a similar short season to GLA the past two years.
 
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 am

777222LR wrote:
When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.


Korean owns 44% of CSA, of course they will be sending heavy metal into CSA´s fortress hub!
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Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

Sat May 18, 2019 1:24 pm

cougar15 wrote:
777222LR wrote:
When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.


Korean owns 44% of CSA, of course they will be sending heavy metal into CSA´s fortress hub!


Not anymore, as KE sold that share to Travelservice.

Regardless, when I was in Prague, in terms of East Asian tourists, Korean outnumber even the Chinese, which is not something you see around popular European tourist cities very often. And some of those tourists are the “premium” tourist rather than your “just look for the cheapest ticket” tourist.

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