Starting from September, Korean Air will increase the frequency of direct passenger flights between Delhi, India and Incheon, Korea, from five days a week to daily. The largest South Korean carrier has been operating the Delhi-Incheon flights since December 2016.
“Due to the recent improvement of Korea-India relations, the importance of the Incheon-Delhi route has increased,” said Han Sang Wook, Regional Manager of Korean Air Delhi. “We are very pleased to operate the route as a daily service, and hope the capacity increase contributes to further expansion of relations between the two countries.”
The increase in the frequency of flights is expected to provide passengers from Delhi with unparalleled travel options by transferring at Incheon International Airport Terminal 2, Korean Air’s world-class hub which opened in 2018.
In the first half of 2019, on average, a third of passengers on the Delhi-Incheon flight transferred at Incheon to travel to other cities. Popular destinations included cities in the Americas, such as Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Korean Air, in a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines, operates one of the world’s widest trans-Pacific networks connecting 80 cities in Asia to over 290 cities in the US. Passengers flying from Delhi enjoy an easier connection to certain US cities, including Boston, the newest addition to the airline’s network.
Korean Air also offers flights to various Japanese cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya, most efficiently for those travelling to Japan from Delhi. The Delhi-Incheon flights arrive early in the morning, and flights from Incheon to Japan are scheduled throughout the day.
Korean Air uses a 218-seater A330-200 on its Delhi route. The airline currently operates direct passenger flights from both Delhi and Mumbai to Incheon. The Mumbai-Incheon route is operated three days a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday).