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Korean Air Celebrates 30 Years of Flights to Canada

Korean Air’s regional manager in Vancouver, Lim Young Don (fourth from the right), and Vancouver Airport Station Manager, Kim Chang Woo (first from the left) pose together with flight attendants and airport employees at Vancouver International Airport.

Korean Air’s regional manager in Vancouver, Lim Young Don (fourth from the right), and Vancouver Airport Station Manager, Kim Chang Woo (first from the left), pose together with flight attendants and airport employees at Vancouver International Airport.

Korean Air recently celebrated the 30th anniversary since its first scheduled service between Canada and South Korea, by holding events at the Vancouver and Toronto airports.

Staff members from Korean Air handed out chocolates at the boarding gates, and the 30th passenger that boarded each flight received a complimentary economy class round-trip ticket between Canada and Incheon.

Korean Air launched its scheduled service to Canada on November 2, 1988, with the DC-10 passenger jetliner flying the Seoul-Vancouver-Toronto route twice a week. After international exchanges and cooperation between the two nations improved, Korean Air then split the route into Vancouver and Toronto services in December 1995.

According to an announcement, the two regular services from Incheon to Vancouver and Toronto have contributed to the economic development and movement of people and supplies between Canada and South Korea.

Korean Air has carried a total of 320,000 passengers on these two routes, with 170,000 and 150,000 passengers on the Vancouver and Toronto routes respectively.

Furthermore, this year marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Korean Air passengers can enjoy the 126-seat SkyTeam lounge, which was built last November, at Vancouver International Airport. The airline also offers convenient travel experiences and transfer facilities at the newly-opened Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

Korean Air operates daily direct flights to Vancouver, as well as flights to Toronto five times a week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday) during winter, and a daily service during summer. Passengers travel on the next-generation B787-9, which seats 269 people.

Established in 1969, Korean Air conducts over 460 flights per day to 125 cities in 44 countries on six continents.

Danae Airlines is the general sales agent (GSA) of Korean Air in Greece. 

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