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Korean Air to Open New Flight from Seoul to Irkutsk 

Lake Baikal News
Korean Air, the national carrier and the largest airline company in South Korea, announced its first air flight to Siberia. Irkutsk will become the first and the only city in Siberia which is going to have a direct connection with Korean capital city Seoul. By now Korean Air international division serves over 140 cities in 45 countries of the world including Moscow and Vladivostok at Russia’s Far East.

On the press conference held in Irkutsk on July 30, 2010 Korean Air representative indicated that the air company will provide connections for transfer passengers to the most destinations around the globe. This will allow Russian tourists from all over Siberia to fly to the Asia-Pacific. In turn, many visitors from Japan, Australia, and west cost of the USA who enter Russia from Moscow or Vladivostok and then spend 4 days on the train to arrive to Baikal may take advantage of this flight.

Korean Air will put into service its Boing-737 aircraft with the capacity of 137 seats in economy and 12 seats in business class. The first flight will land in Irkutsk on August 22, 2010 and then continue till November, 2010. A few more flights will be made during Christmas and New Year vacations. After that the air company will resume with its regular scheduled service at April, 2011 for the high tourist season.

The flight from Incheon International airport in Seoul will take 4,5 hours. For this fall season it is planned to fly two times a week, on Thursdays and Sundays to Irkutsk and on Mondays and Fridays back to Seoul.

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