Korean Air, Asiana suspend flights to Russia, avoid Russian airspace

Domestic airlines are suspending flights to Russia and routes in Russian airspace.

Korean Air on March 15 said it will temporarily suspend passenger flights until late next month from Incheon to Moscow or Vladivostok, with flights to Europe and the U.S. to be rerouted to avoid Russian and Ukrainian airspace.

The carrier from March 10 had suspended flights from Incheon to Moscow for two weeks, but decided to halt other routes and extend the suspension period.

Cargo flights to Russia will also be halted given fears over safety of passengers and cargo transportation due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Flights from Incheon to London, Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt will be rerouted through China, Kazakhstan and Turkey, meaning additions to flying times ranging from 90 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes.

Flights from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Boston or Toronto to Incheon have been rerouted through the Pacific Ocean next to Alaska, and thus flying times will be from an hour to an hour and 40 minutes longer.

Asiana Airlines on the same day also announced that its flights from Incheon to London, Frankfurt or New York will also use other routes. Air Busan's flight from Incheon to Vladivostok, which runs every two weeks, will be suspended from March 19 to April 15.

Source: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Korean Air, Asiana suspend flights to Russia, avoid Russian airspace

Domestic airlines are suspending flights to Russia and routes in Russian airspace.

Korean Air on March 15 said it will temporarily suspend passenger flights until late next month from Incheon to Moscow or Vladivostok, with flights to Europe and the U.S. to be rerouted to avoid Russian and Ukrainian airspace.

The carrier from March 10 had suspended flights from Incheon to Moscow for two weeks, but decided to halt other routes and extend the suspension period.

Cargo flights to Russia will also be halted given fears over safety of passengers and cargo transportation due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Flights from Incheon to London, Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt will be rerouted through China, Kazakhstan and Turkey, meaning additions to flying times ranging from 90 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes.

Flights from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Boston or Toronto to Incheon have been rerouted through the Pacific Ocean next to Alaska, and thus flying times will be from an hour to an hour and 40 minutes longer.

Asiana Airlines on the same day also announced that its flights from Incheon to London, Frankfurt or New York will also use other routes. Air Busan's flight from Incheon to Vladivostok, which runs every two weeks, will be suspended from March 19 to April 15.

Source: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Korean Air, Asiana suspend flights to Russia, avoid Russian airspace

Domestic airlines are suspending flights to Russia and routes in Russian airspace.

Korean Air on March 15 said it will temporarily suspend passenger flights until late next month from Incheon to Moscow or Vladivostok, with flights to Europe and the U.S. to be rerouted to avoid Russian and Ukrainian airspace.

The carrier from March 10 had suspended flights from Incheon to Moscow for two weeks, but decided to halt other routes and extend the suspension period.

Cargo flights to Russia will also be halted given fears over safety of passengers and cargo transportation due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Flights from Incheon to London, Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt will be rerouted through China, Kazakhstan and Turkey, meaning additions to flying times ranging from 90 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes.

Flights from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Boston or Toronto to Incheon have been rerouted through the Pacific Ocean next to Alaska, and thus flying times will be from an hour to an hour and 40 minutes longer.

Asiana Airlines on the same day also announced that its flights from Incheon to London, Frankfurt or New York will also use other routes. Air Busan's flight from Incheon to Vladivostok, which runs every two weeks, will be suspended from March 19 to April 15.

Source: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy