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26.06.2020

Korean Air Operates Free Route Flight within Magadan ACC Oceanic Sector

After the publication by Magadan ACC of the NOTAM on the possibility of planning and operating flights both via ATS routes and preferred trajectories, the Working Group for the Development of Airspace Structure Improvement Proposals within Magadan ACC Oceanic Sector, together with the Main Air Traffic Management Centre, held successful negotiations with South Korea’s largest national air carrier.

As a result, Korean Air adjusted their route network and operated the flight via their preferred trajectory within the Free Route Airspace of Magadan ACC oceanic sector on 22 June from John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York) to Incheon International airport, which is one of the largest airports in the world. According to Korean Air, this has allowed reducing flight time and carbon emissions.

It should be recalled that the first Russian airline to operate a free route flight in the same oceanic sector of the Russian airspace was AirBridgeCargo.