Korean Air will launch new regular flight services from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport to Irkutsk, one of the biggest cities in Siberia, far eastern Russia.
Starting from 29 June, Korean Air will operate two flights a week on the Incheon-Irkutsk route, using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft seating 145 passengers in two classes. Operating every Wednesday and Saturday, flight KE983 departs Seoul Incheon at 20.35 and arrives in Irkutsk at 00.45 early the next morning. The return flight KE984 departs Irkutsk at 03.00 and returns to Seoul Incheon at 06.30 the same morning.
Located at the border of Russia and Mongolia, Irkutsk is the biggest city in eastern Siberia and the economic and cultural centre of the Irkutsk Oblast region. The city is a popular tourist destination and the starting point of tours to the massive Lake Baikal (pictured above) – the world’s deepest freshwater lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The addition of Irkutsk to Korean’s route map means that the carrier will serve four destinations Russia, following Vladivostok and St Petersburg.