Starting September 26, and after the Rio Olympic Games, Korean Air will suspend its three times a week flight between Incheon and Sao Paulo.
The move is part of the carrier’s network restructuring plan which aims to cull loss-making services while exploring potentially profitable new ones. The suspension of the route is due to low demand following the economic downturn in Brazil.
“Korean Air will, however, study the feasibility of resuming the flights depending on changes in market conditions”, the airline said.
In response to competition in the global aviation market, Korean Air has announced some network realignment.
Commencing December 2016, Korean Air will introduce direct flights to New Delhi, the capital and commercial centre of India. In addition to corporate travel, New Delhi is currently in high demand as a tourism destination, with many cultural attractions including the Gandhi Memorial Museum and India Gate.
Korean Air is also considering operating a route to Iran in the future. Following the lifting of economic sanctions, Iran is emerging as a world magnet for investment and an important global hub.
The route is operated with A330-200 aircraft via Los Angeles.