With two Bombardier C Series CS300 aircraft delivered, Korean Air has filed plans for the introduction of the aircraft into its Korean domestic network.
The CS300 aircraft will be based out of Seoul Gimpo, with the airline planning operating the type on routes to:
- Pohang – commencing 20th January twice daily
- Ulsan – commencing 20th January, operating 3 to 4 flights out of five daily
- Jinju – commencing 21st January once a week, scaling two twice daily from 1st February
- Jeju – commencing 22nd January on selected service
- Yeosu – commencing 2nd February on selected services
For a visualisation, the route map is easy to see when plotted on the Great Circle Mapper:
Korean Air will be operating the type in a two-class configuration, with Premium Economy and Economy Seats in the plane.
The flights range from 182 miles to 280 miles – well within the CSeries operational limits as the airline begins to experiment with the type, and what it can achieve with it.
Korean Air will join airBaltic and Swiss Global Airlines in the operation of the Bombardier C Series, as well as CS300 operators.
How the operation grows – and if Korean Air take the CSeries beyond South Korea will be the interesting thing to watch.
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