Thursday, May 01, 2014

Korean Air starts scheduled flight services to Houston

SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea's top carrier, said Friday it inaugurated its scheduled flight service between Incheon International Airport (IIA) and Houston, Texas.

The company will service seven flights per week to the U.S. city on B777-200 jets. The wide-body jets can carry up to 248 people and fly non-stop to George Bush International Airport.

Houston is home to plants run by South Korean companies such as LG Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries and SK Energy.

The opening of the route marks the 14th city serviced by Korean Air in North and South America. The company currently has flights to places like New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.

The number of cities serviced is the largest of any airline operating flights around the Pacific Rim, the company said.

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Pilots and crew members pose ahead of the inaugural flight of Korean Air to Houston, Texas, on May 2, 2014.