Korean Air has confirmed that commencing on the 29th April 2012 it will add to its daily service between London’s Heathrow Airport and Seoul, South Korea. These flights will depart London Gatwick, which will initially be three times a week, from the newly renovated North Terminal.
This new service will mean that Korean Air will now operate routes to/from Seoul throughout 16 cities in 11 European countries and will link London and Seoul 10 times a week through both Heathrow and Gatwick gateways. As well as boosting the service to Korea, the Gatwick flight timings will also allow the UK traveller to connect onwards to Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian destinations. There are also many dual destinations opportunities for the leisure traveller, including Bali, Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Jeong Soo Park, General Manager for Korean Air’s London office said:
“We are pleased to announce our UK route frequency increase with the introduction of London’s Gatwick Airport. In addition to increasing the choice for our business travellers, we also look forward to welcoming leisure passengers looking to travel to Asia and beyond. This expansion reflects our ongoing commitment to providing convenient flight times and access to South Korea, as well as onward connections to South East Asia and Australasia. We look forward to welcoming our first customers through Gatwick this year and building a long-term relationship with the airport.”
Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Guy Stephenson commented:
“We are very excited to welcome Korean Air to Gatwick. South Korea remains one of Asia’s fastest growing economies and an important growth market for the UK. It is critical therefore that the UK has strong connections to this country and we are pleased that the airline has chosen to grow its London-Seoul route from Gatwick. We will work in partnership with Korean Air to help make this route a success and look forward to building a strong, long-term relationship with them.”
Korean Air will use its Boeing 777 aircraft on the Gatwick route, offering a total of 261 seats including eight First Class fully flat Kosmo Sleeper seats, 28 Prestige Plus (Business) seats and 225 Economy seats. As with all Korean Air flights, passengers can expect a high level of service, award-winning onboard catering, including the famous Korean dish bibimbap and will experience the sophisticated in-flight entertainment system.
South Korea is not just an important business destination. It also appeals to the adventurer, with the country offering many historical tourist attractions including the ancient capitals of Seoul, Gyeongju and Buyeo. Some natural landmarks include the peaks of the Baekdudaegan, particularly Seorak-san and Jiri-san, the caves of Danyang and Hwanseongul, and beaches such as Haeundae and Mallipo.