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Korean Air to add flights to China, Japan and Israel

Korean Air to add flights to China, Japan and Israel 

(Seoul, November 11, 2022) - Korean Air will soon resume operations on more routes to China, Japan and Israel after a long COVID hiatus.


Korean Air will resume services to Shanghai, Nanjing and Qingdao in China; Sapporo and Okinawa in Japan; and Tel Aviv, Israel. 


Starting from November 20, the airline will operate flights once a week on its Shanghai route on Sundays. The flights depart from Incheon at 8:30 am and arrive at Shanghai Pudong at 9:55 am. The return flights depart from Shanghai at 1:05 pm and arrive in Incheon at 4:10 pm.


Flights on the Incheon-Nanjing route will resume once a week on Wednesdays from December 7. Flights depart from Seoul at 9:00 am to arrive in Nanjing at 10:30 am. The return flights depart Nanjing at 1:15 pm and arrive in Seoul at 4:55 pm.


Starting December 11, the airline will resume services on the Incheon-Qingdao route, to operate once weekly on Sundays. The flight departs from Incheon at 9:05 am and arrives in Qingdao at 9:45 am. The return flight departs from Qingdao at 10:55 pm to arrive in Incheon at 1:25 pm.


The airline has resumed operations on the Incheon-Dalian route once a week on Fridays starting on October 28, and has increased its frequency on Incheon-Shenyang and Incheon-Tianjin routes from once a week to twice a week, operating on Tuesdays/Fridays and Tuesdays/Saturdays, respectively. 


Korean Air will resume services on some of its major Japanese routes in line with the travel demand recovery following the resumption of the country’s visa waiver program. Daily flights to Sapporo Chitose will resume on December 1, departing from Incheon at 10:05 am and arriving in Sapporo at 12:45 pm. The returning flights depart from Sapporo at 2:00 pm and arrive in Incheon at 5:15 pm.


Flights to Okinawa will resume on December 1, and will operate four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing from Incheon at 8:05 am and arriving in Okinawa at 10:25 am. The returning flights depart from Okinawa at 11:35 pm and arrive in Incheon at 1:55 pm.


With the easing of Japan’s border measures, travelers are getting ready to visit Japan for shopping, gourmet food, hot springs and golf.


Flights to Tel Aviv will resume on December 26, and will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing from Incheon at 2:35 pm and arriving in Tel Aviv at 8 pm. The returning flights depart from Tel Aviv at 9:55 pm and arrive in Incheon at 3:10 pm on the following day.


Tel Aviv, an Israeli city where tradition and modernity coexist, lies close to many religious pilgrimage sites and is also famous for its mild climate and the exotic natural scenery of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.


Korean Air will continue to meet the increasing travel demand by resuming its suspended routes and increasing capacity, and provide customers with a seamless and convenient travel experience. 



[Flight schedule for resuming routes]


Start Date

Flight Days




November 20


Seoul Incheon → Shanghai 0830 0955

Shanghai → Seoul Incheon 1305 1610


December 7


Seoul Incheon → Nanjing 0900 1030

Nanjing → Seoul Incheon 1315 1655


December 11


Seoul Incheon → Qingdao 0905 0945

Qingdao → Seoul Incheon 1055 1325


December 1


Seoul Incheon → Sapporo 1005 1245

Sapporo → Seoul Incheon 1400 1715


December 1

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Seoul Incheon → Okinawa 0805 1025

Okinawa → Seoul Incheon 1135 1355

Tel Aviv

December 26

Monday, Wednesday,  Friday

Seoul Incheon → Tel Aviv 1435 2000

Tel Aviv → Seoul Incheon 2155 1510+1

*All times are local and the schedule is subject to change.



About Korean Air


Serving the world for more than 50 years, Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines, carrying more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. With its global hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN), the airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents with a modern fleet of 156 aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees.

Korean Air's outstanding performance and commitment to the highest level of safety and customer service was further highlighted during the pandemic; the airline was granted numerous awards including 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year by Air Transport World, and a 5-star COVID safety rating from Skytrax.

Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and has grown into one of the largest transpacific airlines through its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.

Dedicated to providing Excellence in Flight, Korean Air’s vision is to be a respected leader in the world airline community.

For more information about Korean Air, please visit www.koreanair.com, Korean Air Newsroom, facebook.com/KoreanAirinstagram.com/KoreanAirworld and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE.

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