Air Premia has started operating flights between San Francisco and Incheon four times a week, expanding the connection between the Americas and Korea.

This new route marks Air Premia’s third direct connection between the continental United States and Korea, following successful launches in Los Angeles and New York.

The inauguration ceremony for the San Francisco-Incheon route took place at San Francisco International Airport on May 17 at 1:30 pm local time. The event was attended by Air Premia CEO Yoo Myung-sub and other distinguished guests.

Flights on the San Francisco-Incheon route are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Departures from San Francisco International Airport are at 3:00 pm local time, arriving at Incheon International Airport at 7:50 pm the following day. The return flights depart from Incheon International Airport at 5:30 pm local time, landing at San Francisco Airport at 12:30 pm.

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s aviation information portal, Air Premia carried over 671,500 passengers last year, with more than 229,300 on the Los Angeles and New York routes alone. This figure represents 11.6% of the total passengers carried by national carriers, offering new travel options across the Americas.

Additionally, Air Premia has increased its Los Angeles flights to a daily schedule and introduced irregular flights to Honolulu, further expanding its American network. The increase in flights is expected to significantly enhance cargo operations, especially with the use of belly cargo. With nearly 60% of last year’s cargo revenue generated from operations in the Americas, the new San Francisco route is poised to further boost these figures.

To enhance convenience for travelers to the Americas, Air Premia has also joined the TSA Pre-Check programme as the third national carrier, simplifying airport security procedures. Furthermore, the implementation of online check-in systems at American airports is set to improve boarding processes.

“The Americas are Air Premia’s most important strategic route,” said CEO Yoo Myung-sub. “We plan to offer more routes and flights, creating more diverse options for Korean immigrants and local travelers heading to Korea.”
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