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Korean Air to launch scheduled flights to the Maldives

Flight connections to the Maldives is getting better and better. Korean Air is launching scheduled flights from South Korea to the Maldives.

Speaking with World Street Journal, Korean Air’s Present, Chee Chan-hoon revealed plans to start flights from South Korea to the Maldives. It was confirmed that South Korean flag carrier will fly, 3-day-a-week service on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport to the Malé’s Ibrahim Nasir International Airport via Colombo starting from 9th March 2013.

Flights leave Seoul at 10:40pm and arrive Malé at 6:40am after one hour stop in Colombo. On the return they leave Malé at 15:30pm and arrive in Colombo at 17:30; then the flight will depart from Colombo at 18:50 and arrive in Seoul Incheon at 06:10 the next day. Tickets now open for reservation and prices start from USD 750 for round trip.

Korean Air’s new Seoul/Incheon-Colombo-Male route will be operated with an Airbus 330-300, seating 276 passengers and equipped with Korean Air’s premium seats. First Class has 6 Sleeper Seats; the 180 degree full-flat beds with 83-inch pitch and 20.6-inch width guaranteeing comfort and freedom during the flight. The Prestige (business) Class has 18 full-flat sleepers with 74-inch pitch and extra-large seat partitions offering comfort and privacy. Passengers in all classes can enjoy the new AVOD(Audio & Video on Demand) system that offers upgraded in-flight entertainment in high resolution and with top processing speed.

The new Korean Air route ensures travelers from the Americas, Japan, China and other Asian countries hassle-free journeys to Colombo and Male via Incheon International Airport, allowing them to enjoy the various touristic resources in Southwest Asia.

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd, operating as Korean Air, is the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea. Its global headquarters are located in Seoul. Korean Air’s international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division are also based in Seoul. According to its corporate website the airline serves 106 cities in 39 countries, while its domestic division serves 13 cities in Korea. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried.

Incheon International Airport serves as Korean Air’s international hub. Korean Air also maintains a satellite headquarters campus at Incheon. Korean Air was founded by the South Korean Government in 1969 as Korean Air Lines to replace Korean National Airlines (founded in 1948 and indicated in 1929). As of November 2012 the Korean Air has 149 aircrafts.

Maldives is considered the one of the favourite destination for honeymoon by Koreans.

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