Korean Air S16 International Service Changes as of 27JAN16

Korean Air this week has made its second major changes to Summer 2016 traffic program, effective 27MAR16. The latest update sees operational changes to planned Boeing 747-8I operation, while retirement of 747-400 on selected routes is being accelerated.

Latest adjustment as of 27JAN16 as follow.

Seoul Incheon – Akita Planned 3 weekly service is cancelled for summer season, however reservation never opened on this route
Seoul Incheon – Amsterdam eff 02JUL16 Addition of 5th weekly service, A330-200 operation (New flight operates on Day 6)
Seoul Incheon – Atlanta Operational aircraft changes, similar to Summer 2015. Boeing 747-8I will be operating this route, in addition to 777-300ER and A380:
27MAR16 – 29APR16 77W Daily
30APR16 – 31MAY16 74H Day 146 77W Day x146
01JUN16 – 22JUN16 74H Daily
23JUN16 – 30SEP16 388 Day 146 77W Day x146
01OCT16 – 29OCT16 74H Daily

Seoul Incheon – Beijing KE853/854 operates with 777-300ER, replacing -200ER
Seoul Incheon – Chicago Planned 747-8I operation during summer season from 01JUN16 is cancelled. 777-300ER continues daily service
Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt Service operates with 747-8I once again, replacing 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong Boeing 747-8I operation during S16 as follow (This route mainly operates with 777-200ER/-300ER and A330-200/-300):
KE601/602 03JUL16 – 18SEP16 Day 7 01OCT16 Day 6 09OCT16 – 23OCT16 Day 7
KE603/604 15JUL16 – 29JUL16 Day 5

Seoul Incheon – Honolulu
KE051/052 This 2nd daily service will operate daily, instead of planned 3 weekly, from 24JUL16 to 14AUG16. A330-300 service
KE053/054 eff 31MAY16 Boeing 777-300ER replaces 747-400. Last 747-400 service for Honolulu scheduled on 30MAY16, instead of 29OCT16

Seoul Incheon – Las Vegas 777-300ER continues to operate 4 weekly, replacing -200ER
Seoul Incheon – Madrid 777-300ER continues to operate 3 weekly, replacing -200ER
Seoul Incheon – Milan Malpensa 27MAR16 – 29APR16 Boeing 777-200ER replaces -300ER. Service operates 3 weekly from 27MAR16 to 29MAY16, instead of 4
Seoul Incheon – Niigata Service continues to operate 5 weekly (Day x46), instead of daily. 737-800 operating
Seoul Incheon – Okayama Operational frequency changes with 737-900. Service operates 5 weekly (Day x27) instead of 6 (Day x7) from 01AUG16 to 29OCT16
Seoul Incheon – Phuket 20JUL16 – 21AUG16 Seasonal capacity increase with 777-300 replaces A330-300, daily
Seoul Incheon – Prague 01JUL16 – 30SEP16 Boeing 747-8I replaces 777-300ER, 4 weekly (Day x247)
Seoul Incheon – Sapporo Chitose Operational aircraft changes
KE765/766 eff 01MAY16 Boeing 747-400 replaced by 777-300 (Day 246) and A330-300 (Day x246). Last 747-400 service for Sapporo on 30APR16, instead of 29OCT16
KE795/796 Service operates with a mix of 737-800/-900ER and A330, instead of all 737-800

Seoul Incheon – Singapore Boeing 747-8I operation during S16 as follow:
KE643/644 20SEP16 – 02OCT16 Day 247 03OCT16 – 28OCT16 Day 135

Seoul Incheon – Taipei Taoyuan Operational aircraft changes
KE691/692 02APR16 - 29APR16 Boeing 747-8I replaces A330-300, daily
KE693/694 Service operated by a mix of Boeing 777-200ER and -300ER, instead of -200ER only

Seoul Incheon – Tel Aviv Operational aircraft changes, A330-200 replaced by following:
29MAR16 – 31MAY16 772 Day 246
01SEP16 – 27OCT16 772 Day 24 77W Day 6

Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita KE703/704 01AUG16 – 31AUG16 Boeing 747-8I replaces 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Toronto For S16, service operates with 777-300ER, instead of 777-200ER/-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Vancouver 22JUN16 – 30SEP16 Boeing 747-8I replaces 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Washington Dulles 777-300ER continues daily service, replacing -200ER
Seoul Incheon – Zhengzhou For S16, service operates with a mix of A330-200/-300 and 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Zurich 02JUN16 – 30AUG16 777-200ER replaces A330-200, 3 weekly

From Seoul Incheon, the remaining scheduled 747-400 service on/after 31MAY16 is tentatively scheduled to Bangkok on KE651/652

Previously reported changes:
Seoul Incheon – Kathmandu Addition of 3rd weekly flight during following period: 27MAR16 – 31MAY16, 01JUL16 – 31AUG16, 01OCT16 – 29OCT16
Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow Airbus A380 replaces 777-300ER, daily service