Korean Air Celebrates 30 Years of Flights to Canada
Korean Air celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first scheduled service between Canada and South Korea, by holding events at the Vancouver and Toronto airports on 2 November.
Staff members from Korean Air handed out chocolates at the boarding gates, and the 30th passenger that boarded each flight received a complimentary economy class round-trip ticket between Canada and Incheon.
Korean Air launched its scheduled service to Canada on November 2, 1988, with the DC-10 passenger jetliner flying the Seoul-Vancouver-Toronto route twice a week. After international exchanges and cooperation between the two nations improved, Korean Air then split the route into Vancouver and Toronto services in December 1995.
The two regular services from Incheon to Vancouver and Toronto have contributed to the economic development and movement of people and supplies between Canada and South Korea. Furthermore, this year marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations. And Korean Air has carried a total of 320,000 passengers on these two routes, with 170,000 and 150,000 passengers on the Vancouver and Toronto routes respectively.
Korean Air passengers can enjoy the 126-seat SkyTeam lounge, which was built last November, at Vancouver International Airport. Korean Air also offers convenient travel experiences and transfer facilities at the newly-opened Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.
Korean Air operates daily direct flights to Vancouver, and operates flights to Toronto five times a week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday) during winter, and a daily service during summer. Passengers travel on the next-generation B787-9, which seats 269 people.