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Korean Air will restart its Las Vegas route next month

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With travel here at home now as busy and chaotic as it was before the pandemic, it can be easy to forget that airline schedules in other parts of the world are still far from normal. ANA, for example, is not expecting to operate more than 40% of its pre-pandemic schedule this year and Cathay Pacific is a shadow of its former self.

Still, the shoots of recovery are slowly being seen in more and more regions, and one little example of that is the news that Korean Air will be ramping up its international operations from next month.

From 1 July, Korean Air will bring back services thrice-weekly services to Milan Malpensa, and Vienna, while from 10 July it will also start to operate three weekly flights between Seoul Incheon Airport and Las Vegas.

At the time of writing, this is the Korean Air Las Vegas schedule:

KE5 ICN 14:10 – 10:10 LAS
KE6 LAS 12:10 – 17:40+1 day ICN

The route will be operated by Korean Air’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft which features an old-fashioned 2-2-2 layout in the Business Class cabin (which has 30 seats) and 188 Economy Class seats.

The Business Class cabin may have an old-fashioned layout but the ‘Prestige Sleeper’ seat that it houses should keep most people happy…

a medical bed with a seat and a drawer
Image courtesy of Korean Air

…and there’s good news in the Economy Class cabin too where all the seats are over 18″ wide and have at least 32″ of pitch (1″ more than is often found in long-haul Economy Class cabins).

Later in the year, the schedules show this route being operated by Korean Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners 4x/week but I strongly suspect that this is yet to be confirmed and that what we’re seeing is just a placeholder schedule that is likely to change.

Bottom line

As the demand for travel between Asia and the Americas slowly begins to come back, we’re seeing a number of airlines adding to their schedules to meet that demand. The latest example of this is the news from Korean Air which has confirmed that it will restart its Seoul – Las Vegas service from 10 July 2022.

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