British Airways to Begin London to Seoul Flights

Beautiful Gwangan Bridge in South Korea at Night | Commercial Aviation and Airline News | Photo by Korea Tourism Organization

Promise to Increase Asia post BMI Purchase

British Airways is going forward with its promise to increase long haul routes to Asia following the purchase of BMI by IAG.  Today, Seoul – Incheon has been added to the British Airways destination list.

The airline is now selling flights to Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN) and flights will start on December 2, 2012, operating six times weekly.

The long-haul jaunt to South Korea’s capital city will be operated by a Boeing 777-200 aircraft with personal television units providing inflight entertainment.  The flight will offer First Class, Club World (Business), World Traveller Plus (Economy Plus), and World Traveller (Economy) classes of service.

The flight is timed so the London Heathrow (LHR) to Seoul – Incheon (ICN) flight arrives at the beginning of the work day in South Korea.  The flight is likewise timed to allow passengers from British Airways’ European network to make easy connections within British Airways’ Heathrow Terminal 5.

Drew Crawley, British Airways’ commercial director, said, “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.”

Crawley continued, “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.”

London Heathrow (LHR) – Seoul Incheon (ICN) Flight Schedule

Flight |  From      |  To        |  Local     |  Local     |  Days of the
number |            |            |  departure |  arrival   |  week flight
       |            |            |  time      |  time      |  operates
BA017  |  Heathrow  |  Seoul     |  13:00     |  08:55     |  Mon, Tues,
       |  Terminal  |  Incheon   |            |  (the next |  Thurs, Fri,
       |  5         |            |            |  day)      |  Sat, Sun
BA018  |  Seoul     |  Heathrow  |  10:45     |  14:00     |  Mon, Tues,
       |  Incheon   |  Terminal  |            |            |  Wed, Fri,
       |            |  5         |            |            |  Sat, Sun

British Airways last operated to Seoul in the period between 1996 and 1998.

Pictured is the Stunning Gwangan Bridge in South Korea at night.  South Korea has much to offer tourists from the moment you deplane at Incheon Airport.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased from British Airways or your preferred travel agency.  Holiday packages, including hotel and transfers, are also available.


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