After receiving its third Boeing 787-9 in July, Korean Air launched 3X-weekly service between Incheon-Madrid and 4X-weekly service between Incheon-Beijing in early August. With the Madrid route, Korean Air looks to build on the 18% year-over-year (YOY) increase in European passenger revenue the airline saw in the second quarter. The Beijing route, however, flies in the face of declines in China passenger revenue (down 26% YOY) and China traffic (down 27% YOY). In the 2017 second quarter, ...

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