31 January 2012

Korean Air to launch direct flights between Seoul & Nairobi

Korea's largest airline, Korean Air, will introduce its first nonstop link to East Africa on a scheduled basis. From 21 June 2012 the airline will offer three weekly flights between Seoul Incheon <> Nairobi in Kenya. Korea's flag carrier will operate an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route.
The flying time for the Seoul > Nairobi leg is 13:15hrs (14hrs from September 2012), so that this route will become the presently longest scheduled nonstop flight to be operated on board an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Korean Air is already code-sharing on fellow SkyTeam carrier Kenya Airways' flights between Nairobi and Bangkok, providing a quick connection to Seoul on the other four days of the week.

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