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As travel restrictions ease Korean Air will resume long-haul flights

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Korean Air, the national carrier of South Korea, will resume long-haul flights to Europe and North America, more than two years after suspending flights due to difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning in July 2022, Korean Air will progressively resume flights. The airline will begin offering three flights per week to Vienna, Austria, and Milan, Italy, on July 1. From July 10, the airline will resume three weekly flights between Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The announcement comes just one month after the airline predicted that its passenger business would swiftly recover from the global health crisis as more governments lift entrance restrictions and reopen airspace.

Korean Air’s passenger flight operations produced an income of KRW 359.8 billion ($285 million) in the first quarter of 2022, according to its financial report.

“The recovery of passenger demand will vary by route and region, and the airline will closely monitor and flexibly respond to the market and changing quarantine policies of its network,” the airline outlined in the report.

South Korea eliminated the required quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers on March 21, 2022, boosting travel demand.

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