On September 1, Korean Air celebrated its inaugural flight from Seoul to Zagreb, marking the first regular service connecting Croatia and Far East Asia directly.
The airline’s maiden flight KE919 from Seoul-Incheon (ICN), which took 11 hours and 40 minutes, was welcomed with a water cannon salute upon landing at Zagreb Airport (ZAG). An inaugural flight ceremony was held at Zagreb Airport, with government and industry officials.
Korean Air commenced the three-times weekly non-stop service between Seoul and Zagreb, utilizing Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The flight departs Incheon at 11:00, arriving in Zagreb at 15:45. It then departs Zagreb at 17:20, arriving back in Incheon at 11:30 the next day. These times will allow to those passengers arriving in Seoul and wishing to travel onwards, easy connections at Seoul-Incheon (ICN) with access to a wide range of destinations in Asia and Oceania for both business and leisure travel.
This flight will be a direct line until the end of the summer timetable, after which the flight will continue to Zürich (Seoul-Zagreb-Zürich-Seoul). During that time Korean Air will fly the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
With the addition of the new route, Korean Air will operate international flights to 112 cities in 43 countries.
— Korean Air