Asiana announces schedule changes

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Asiana Airlines plans to launch new services and raise flight frequencies, starting November.

On 17 November, the carrier will launch a twice weekly Seoul Incheon-Asahikawa service, followed by a daily Osaka Kansai-Saipan service on 21 December.

It will add a weekly service to its thrice weekly Seoul Incheon-Paris and four times weekly Seoul Incheon-Xian services, starting 17 November.

The Star Alliance member will double its Busan-Osaka Kansai and Seoul Incheon-Cebu services to twice daily from 15 November.

Starting 21 January 2013, it will launch a twice weekly service on the Seoul Incheon-Changchun route.

Asiana, however, plans to reduce and suspend services on some routes starting 28 October.

The airline will reduce the frequency of its Busan-Beijing and Seoul Incheon-Dalian flights to daily services, while its Seoul Incheon-Changsha and Busan-Shenyang services will be reduced to twice weekly.

Services from Seoul Incheon to Chengdu and Tashkent will be reduced to four times weekly and thrice weekly respectively.

Asiana's Seoul Incheon-Tunxi and Cheongju-Beijing services will be suspended until 30 March 2013, while its Busan-Fukuoka service will be terminated on 15 November, adds the airline.