Korean Air resumes its routes to Rome – Fiumicino (FCO) and Barcelona (BCN) from September: both services had been suspended since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
The South Korean flag carrier continues to restore its network of destinations in Europe as travel demand recovers, in July the company resumed operations to Milan – Malpensa (MXP) and Vienna (VIE).
From September 2, the company resumes operations to Spain after an absence of 29 months, Korean Air will fly three times to the Catalan capital in Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 269 seats in two classes (24 Business Class/245 Economy) and offer 1,614 seats per week, the schedule is as follows:
- Seoul Incheon – Barcelona Flight KE 915 ICN 11:40 – BCN 19:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Barcelona – Seoul Incheon Flight KE 916 BCN 21:00 – ICN 16:05+1 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Data obtained by Aviacionline through the South Korean statistics website AirPortal indicate that in 2019 between Seoul and Barcelona 203,682 passengers and 11,717 tons of cargo were mobilized in 872 air operations, it was the main route in the Asia – Pacific region from El Prat Airport (BCN).
Rome – Fiumicino (FCO)
From September 1, Korean Air resumes its non-stop services to the Italian capital with an operation of three flights per week operated on Boeing 777-200ER with a capacity of 261 seats in three classes (8 First Class/28 Business Class/225 Economy) and an offer of 1,566 seats per week, this will be the airline’s second route in Italy, the schedule is as follows:
- Seoul Incheon – Rome Fiumicino Flight KE 931 ICN 13:00 – FCO 19:30 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Rome Fiumicino – Seoul Incheon Flight KE 932 FCO 21:25 – ICN 15:40+1 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
AirPortal data indicates that in 2019 between Seoul and Rome 430,882 passengers and 18,295 tons of cargo were moved in 1,645 air operations, it was the fourth busiest European route from Incheon International Airport (ICN).
«We are excited to welcome passengers to Rome and Barcelona after two and a half years. The European market is recovering faster than expected and we are seeing a strong comeback in travel demand. We have recently resumed our Milan and Vienna routes and have increased capacity on other routes» said Mr. Jumin Kim, General Manager and Director of Korean Air’s Western Europe Regional Office.
«We will continue to closely monitor market trends and restore our remaining network accordingly as we work toward full recovery,» added Mr. Kim.