Korean Air Introduces Dreamliner for Zagreb-Seoul Winter Operations

Daniela Rogulj

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From the beginning of 2019, Korean Air introduced the Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 aircraft for winter operations on the popular Zagreb-Seoul route, reports AvioRadar and Ex Yu Aviation on January 4, 2018. 

Recall, Korean Air launched the route between Zagreb and Seoul in September 2018, which was also the first service between Croatia and East Asia directly. Currently, or precisely during the winter months, Korean Air will operate three weekly flights, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, via Zurich. The schedule has proven very favorable for passengers

“I congratulate Korean Air on introducing the Dreamliner on the flight to Zagreb. This airline became the first to fly the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a scheduled flight to Zagreb. I believe that Korean Air will continue to strongly contribute to the positive results that Franjo Tudjman Airport continuously records and also further leverage Zagreb’s overall tourist traffic in 2019,” said Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, the president of the company MZLZ d.d. 

“I am very excited that Korean Air is operating the Dreamliner on the route between Zagreb and Seoul and that we are the first to fly this type of aircraft to Zagreb. We will fly this aircraft throughout the winter season, more precisely from January 2 to March 2019,” said Yeong Ho Choe, general manager for Korean Air in the Central and Eastern Europe region. 

The B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is known as an environmentally friendly aircraft that offers advanced Boeing technology. Thanks to larger windows, higher ceilings, and an increased level of humidity, it gives passengers an even more enjoyable in-flight experience. 

The Dreamliner boasts 269 seats, with 6 passengers in first class, 18 in business, and 245 in economy class, which is an increase in capacity from the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. In March, Korean Air will operate it’s three-class 218-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft between Zagreb and Seoul. 

Won-Tae Cho, president of Korean Air, said that fuel-efficient jets like the Boeing 787-9 allow the airline to reduce costs and improve business.

“This will give us an opportunity to improve our results and further expand in markets such as Croatia. We will focus on various overseas routes,” Won-Tae Cho concluded. 

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