Starting March 28, 2016, Korean Air is flying from its Seoul hub to Kathmandu on Tuesdays—taking the number of weekly flights from two to three. It currently operates two weekly flights to Nepal on Mondays and Fridays with its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
The airline said that it will operate the flight with the same aircraft.
Following the decrease in number of tourists and migrant workers after the earthquake in Nepal, it had reduced its Kathmandu flight to just one per week (on Mondays). However, it reverted back to its original twice weekly flight come October.
According to AirlineRoute, the additional flights are only for “certain periods”.
Day 2 service operates from 29MAR16 to 31MAY16, from 01JUL16 to 31AUG16, and from 01OCT16 to 29OCT16.
Korean Air is one of two airlines flying in Nepal that operate the Boeing 777s. Thai Airways normally operates B777-200 non-ER version, however, it currently operates the -ER version after the fuel crisis.