For Immediate Release
Success of direct flights to Seoul leads YYC to introduce seasonal service
Calgary, AB, July 27, 2010 – Today, Korean Air officially launched seasonal service between Seoul/Incheon and Calgary International Airport (YYC) to meet the demand for summer visitors between the two regions.
"We are pleased to welcome Korean Air to YYC," said Stephan Poirier, vice president and chief commercial officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "Connecting Seoul to YYC is another important link to Asia for Calgary and Alberta. Korean Air is a great addition to our airline family and we look forward to having them here year-round very soon."
This new service started Sunday, July 25, with the arrival of a Boeing 777-200 aircraft to YYC. Korean Air flight 2076 will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing Calgary at 3:50 p.m. and arriving in Seoul at 6:20 p.m. the following day. The return flight, Korean Air 2075, also operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and will depart Seoul/Incheon at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Calgary at 2:00 p.m. the same day. The service will continue through to Thursday, August 26.
"We anticipate strong loads and demand for this service that meets the needs of the vacationing public," says John Jackson, Korean Air’s director of marketing and sales for the Americas.
Korean Air is the first Asian carrier to operate to Calgary since the Open Sky agreement between Korea and Canada in 2009. With increasing demand for the flight, Korean Air expects to increase frequencies and operate regularly in the future.
About The Calgary Airport Authority
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share Capital Corporation responsible for the management, maintenance and development of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport under long-term lease from the Government of Canada. For more information please visit http://www.calgaryairport.com/.
About Korean Air
In 2009, Business Traveler magazine honored Korean Air for the fourth consecutive year as having the "Best Transpacific Business Class" and ranked it "The Best Airline in Asia" for three consecutive years; TTG Asia rated it as the Best North Asian Airline; the carrier was named the 2009 winner of the Global Travel Catering Distinction Award by Pax International magazine; World Traveler magazine rated it has having the world’s best inflight service; readers of Travel & Leisure magazine said it is one of the world’s top 10 international airlines, and readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted it has having one of the world’s top five business classes.
Korean Air, with a fleet of 129 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 passenger flights per day to 116 cities in 39 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, together with its thirteen members, offers its 395 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 13,000 daily flights covering 898 destinations in 169 countries. More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequency and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.
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The Calgary Airport Authority