Korean Air Cancels Planned A380 Frankfurt Service; W11 Operation Changes

As per 13OCT11 GDS timetable display, Korean Air has revised planned Airbus A380 operation for Winter 2011 season, effective 30OCT11.

The A380 aircraft will continue to operate service to Tokyo Narita after 01DEC11. New York JFK service will see A380 service gradually increasing starting 04DEC11 from 7 to 10 weekly, and will further increase to Double Daily by 14FEB12.

As a result of New York JFK sees A380 service increase, planned A380 service to Frankfurt (reported on 11AUG11), is CANCELLED. The Skyteam member is currently showing Frankfurt A380 service begins from 25MAR12.

Los Angeles service remains unchanged while Hong Kong service will see A380 operates twice a week by mid-Feb 2012.

Details:

Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt
Planed Airbus A380 service from 01DEC11 is postponed until 25MAR12 at the earliest. Latest operational aircraft changes:

30OCT11 – 30NOV11 77W Daily
01DEC11 – 19DEC11 772 Daily
20DEC11 – 01JAN12 772 Day x3 77W Day 3
02JAN12 – 08JAN12 772 Day x136 77W Day 136
09JAN12 – 28JAN12 772 Day x36 77W Day 36
29JAN12 – 14FEB12 772 Daily
15FEB12 – 24MAR12 77W Daily

Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong A380 operates on KE607/608, but will reduce service from Daily to 2 weekly from 15FEB12
30OCT11 – 14FEB12 388 Daily
15FEB12 – 24MAR12 388 Day 57 (HKG Day 16) 77W Day x57 (HKG Day x16)

Seoul Incheon – Los Angeles Daily A380 service on KE017/018

Seoul Incheon – New York JFK
KE081 ICN1020 – 1000JFK 388 D
KE085 ICN1930 – 1920JFK 388 257
KE085 ICN1930 – 1920JFK 77W x257

KE086 JFK0050 – 0450+1ICN 77W x136
KE086 JFK0050 – 0450+1ICN 388 136
KE082 JFK1220 – 1650+1ICN 388 D

KE085/086 A380 service begins from 04DEC11. From 14FEB12, A380 operates Daily on all New York JFK service

Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita
Airbus A380 service from 01DEC11 till 14FEB12 operates on Daily basis on KE705/706 (30OCT11 to 30NOV11 operates Day 357 from ICN, Day 146 from NRT)