Korean Air Operates First Ever Nonstop Seoul-Miami Flight, Longest Ever For The Airline

Korean Air operated a nonstop flight from Seoul to Miami International Airport this week for the first time ever.

It was the longest flight ever flown by Korean since the airline was founded in 1969, the company said.

Korean normally flies cargo planes to Miami six times weekly, but those flights make a fuel and crew stop in Anchorage before continuing to and from Miami.

For this week’s nonstop flight, the airline used a 777-300ER passenger plane converted to cargo use.

Flight KE8047 left Incheon Airport on June 12 at 9:14 pm, and arrived in Miami Airport at 10:51 pm on the same day.

The flight covered a distance of 13,405 kilometers and lasted for 14 hours and 42 minutes.

The plane had 25 tons of COVID-19 diagnostic kits to be sent to the Dominican Republic onboard.

Korean’s previous longest ever flight was to Atlanta.

 

 

See the flight playback at Flightradar24.

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Too bad we cant get directs to Asia for passengers. Would really help us sharpen our ability to compete globally

Anonymous
5 months ago

Which means Tokyo- Miami is easily possible in 13:30 h if you deduct average flight time of 1:30 h from Seoul to Tokyo…

POLO
5 months ago

Their plenty of aircrafts that can fly this route (B787-9, B787-8, A350-9, A350-1000) without payload restrictions. However, is their enough demand to justify the route? The airlines that can make it work are JAL, and American Airlines due to the fact that they are members of One World, and MIA is a huge One World hub.

BDub
5 months ago

American has a daily nonstop to Seoul from DFW. They can connect Miami and Latin American traffic through there, so a nonstop from Miami doesn’t seem likely.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes, but does DFW have the density and frequency of flights to Latin America at MIA’s level?

Bryan Riley
5 months ago

The frequency and density is more O/D related not so much connecting traffic.

Anonymous
5 months ago

ANA airlines out of Japan is also capable of that route. Demand needs to be there and it can happen.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yay! Bring that Asian money baby

Anonymous
5 months ago

Fun fact: Excluding territories, Miami is the American city that is furthest away from either a Chinese or North Korean nuclear attack.

Anonymous
5 months ago

So Trump chose wisely to stay here.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Cuba has Russian nukes

Anonymous
5 months ago

I guess you haven’t heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis…

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Yeah but they don’t work, they scavenged the parts to use in their ’57 Chevies.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful flight attendants… first class service, even in Economy.

Recommend this airline.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Asian passenger direct flights to Miami need to start asap.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Miami’s real second coming will be when the Asian flight corridor opens up…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Get those Koreans over here STAT! cause I need me some good dim sum and 1800Lucky in Wynwood ain’t cutting it!

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Dim sum is not Korean. Try Tropical Chinese on Bird Road.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why they didn’t fly it directly to Dominican Republic then?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Here come the comments thinking Korean Air is going to start a direct flight to Miami….

Anonymous
5 months ago

We get a Korean Air and a bunch of crappy Spirit flights, but no Japan? Sad!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not a regularly scheduled passenger flight so meh.