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Lisbon Set to Receive East Asia Flights

The new route will be the airport's longest.

A Korean Air 787-9 being delivered at Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C. facility (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Korean Air is planning to begin regularly scheduled flights between Lisbon and Seoul Incheon starting in September 2024. The new route is slated to be Lisbon’s longest at 6,474 miles.

According to AeroRoutes, the new Seoul-Lisbon route is scheduled to begin on Sept. 11, 2024, operating three times per week. Flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Outbound flights are scheduled to depart Incheon at approximately 1 p.m. local time, arriving in Lisbon around 8 p.m. The return flight departs Lisbon around 10 p.m. local time, arriving in Seoul the next day.

Per Cirium Diio schedule data, Lisbon’s current longest flight is flown by TAP Air Portugal with service to San Francisco, which is planned at 5,681 miles. Korean Air’s new route will also be the airport’s first regularly scheduled flight to East Asia.

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