ATLANTA - Flights from Atlanta to Seoul are already among the longer ones operated out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The flight lasts more than 14 hours, depending on the weather and other factors. But fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine thousands of miles away has taken off the map the shortest preferred route available to connect the two former Olympic cities, which enjoy strong economic and social ties, Kelly Yamanouchi reports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Continue reading original article.
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13 April 2022 - Before the war, flights between Atlanta and the South Korean capital often crossed over Russia, Canada and Alaska on a northerly "great circle" route that's shorter because of the earth's curvature. But Russian airspace is now off limits amid simmering geopolitical tensions.
Flights between Hartsfield-Jackson and Seoul Incheon International Airport operated by Delta Air Lines and Korean Air now trace a path to Asia just outside of Russian airspace before turning in towards Korea, according to FlightAware.com. It can vary, but in some cases, the altered routes can result in flights more than 15 hours long, the flight tracking service shows.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor