British Airways Outlines Return To Seoul

British Airways has announced that it is to restart flights between London (Heathrow) and Seoul (Incheon) after 14 years away from the South Korean capital, citing improved demand from business and leisure travellers. The airline will operate a 4-class Boeing 777-200ER on the route, with flights timed to allow for a morning arrival on the outbound leg and connections to its domestic and intra-Europe network on the inbound leg.

 

Beginning 2 December 2012, flight BA 017 will depart London at 1300 hrs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Seoul at 0855 hrs the next morning. The return flight, BA 018, takes off from Incheon International Airport at 1045 hrs to land back at Heathrow International Airport at 1400 hrs.

 

British Airways’ entry brings competition to local heavyweights Asiana Airlines and Korean Air, who currently enjoy a duopoly on the route. The Oneworld member also bolsters the alliance’s presence (represented by partners Cathay Pacifc, Finnair and Japan Airlines) in Seoul, a major hub for rivals Skyteam and Star Alliance.

 

For more information, visit www.britishairways.com.

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