Korean Air now flies to Irkutsk on a bigger plane because of rising demand
Korean Air completed the first flight from Seoul to Irkutsk on long-haul aircraft Airbus A330-200, according to the press service of Irkutsk airport. The aircraft was served at the Irkutsk airport and flew back to Seoul around 2:00 local time.
Korean Air became the first foreign carrier, decided to fly to Irkutsk on the A330, this aircraft replaced the less spacious Boeing 737-900.
"The decision to change was made due to the increasing demand for flights in this direction: the tourists from South Korea are very interested in the opportunity to visit Lake Baikal, and, as you know, August is the best time to relax at the lake," a statement says.
Earlier it was reported that in September 2014 the Federal Air Transport Agency has issued a permit for the Irkutsk airport for the reception once a day of A330 aircraft and their modifications. Prior to that, the airport could take such ships only with special permission.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.