British Airways is launching six times weekly flights to Seoul from December 2, 2012. The carrier will operate the service with a Boeing 777 configured with four cabins.
Drew Crawley, British Airways’ commercial director, explains: “We have seen significant growth in customers wanting to travel to Seoul for both business and pleasure. It is a vibrant city with a strong economic base, rated eighth in the Global Cities Index this year.
“Equally, there are vast numbers of South Korean companies wishing to come to the UK to do business as Asia’s economies continue to grow. We want to ensure that we do our bit in bringing as much business and tourism to the UK as we can.”
Prices from Heathrow start from £798 return in economy and £2,599 in Club World. BA is offering similar fares from the UK regions, including £799 from Manchester and £798 from Glasgow.
The carrier last flew to Seoul between 1996 and 1998.