SEOUL, Korea , April 10, 2012 - “Enjoy St. Petersburg, the second largest city of Russia and the city
of a white night, with Korean Air!”
Korean Air will resume
services to St. Petersburg as from April 24 till September 29, one of the most
popular destinations during the summer season in the northern hemisphere. The
Incheon St. Petersburg flights will operate three times a week- Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday – utilizing an Airbus 330-200, an aircraft completely
equipped with AVOD and seating 226 passengers. KE929 departs Seoul/Incheon at
17:45pm and arrives in St.
Petersburg at 22:20pm the
same day. The return flight KE930 departs St. Petersburg at 23:50pm for an
overnight flight that arrives at Seoul/Incheon at 13:35pm the next day.
A major transport hub, St.
Petersburg is referred to as “the Northern Capital” of Russia and is known as
the city of culture and art. The White Nights Festival is an
annual international cultural event and the city is also home to the famous
Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. Korean Air,
known for its support of arts and culture, has been sponsoring the multimedia
guide service at the museum since 2009.
By resuming the Incheon
-St. Petersburg route during the summer season, Korean Air expects to provide
more options and greater flexibility for passengers travelling to
Russia and Northern Europe.
Furthermore, Korean Air is
launching a new route to London Gatwick, its second route in London from April
28 and a new route to Nairobi,Kenya a center of tourism in Southern central
Africa from June 21.
Korean Air is the first
North Eastern Asian Airline to operate a direct flight to Nairobi and is
planning to expend its global network route further more. Both Incheon – Gatwick
route and Incheon – Nairobi route will operate three times a week.
About Korean Air:
Korean Air: Korean Air, with a fleet of 147 aircraft, is one of the
world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 flights per day to 119
cities in 40 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam
alliance, which together with its 15 members, offers its 487 million
annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 14,500 daily flights
covering 926 destinations in 173 countries. In 2011,
Business Traveler named Korean Air the best Asian airline for the fifth
consecutive year, while Global Traveler awarded the airline with best
airline in northern Asia and best airport staff/gate agent. The carrier
won the 2010 global travel catering distinction
award by Pax International magazine while World Traveler magazine rated
it as having the world's best in-flight service. Travel & Leisure
magazine readers say it is one of the world's top 10 international
airlines and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine
voted Korean Air one of the world's top ten global airlines. More on
Korean Air's programs, routes, frequencies.