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Direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to begin March 9
Published on: 2013-01-31
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Starting March 9, Korean Air will expand its network to Southwest Asia with the launch of a direct service from Seoul/Incheon to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
The direct service will be offered three times a week, flying from Seoul/Incheon first to Colombo in Sri Lanka and then on to Male in the Maldives. The flights will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Flight KE 473 will depart Seoul/Incheon at 10:40 p.m. and arrive in Colombo at 4:10 a.m. the next day, then continue its journey departing from Colombo at 5:40 a.m. and arriving in Male at 6:40 a.m. the same day. On the return, flight KE 474 will depart from Male at 3:30 p.m. and arrive in Colombo at 5:30 p.m., then depart from Colombo at 6:50 p.m. and arrive in Seoul/Incheon at 6:10 a.m. the next day.
Korean Air’s new Seoul/Incheon- Colombo-Male route will be operated with an Airbus 330-300, seating 276 passengers and equipped with Korean Air’s premium seats. First Class has 6 Sleeper Seats, 180 degree full-flat beds with 83-inch pitch and 20.6-inch width guaranteeing comfort and freedom during the flight. The Prestige (business) Class has 18 full-flat sleepers with 74- inch pitch and extra-large seat partitions offering comfort and privacy. Passengers in all classes can enjoy the new AVOD (Audio & Video on Demand) system that offers upgraded in-flight entertainment in high resolution and with top processing speed.
The new Korean Air route ensures travelers from the Americas, Japan, China and other Asian countries hasslefree journeys to Colombo and Male via Incheon International Airport, allowing them to enjoy the various tourist resources in Southwest Asia.
By offering direct flights from Korea to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Korean Air expects demand for both business and leisure travel to increase. 

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