British Airways will begin selling flights to the capital city, Seoul, today (3rd May 3, 2012) and the service will begin on the 2nd December, 2012.
The airline will use a Boeing 777 for this new route with First Class, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) cabins. There will be six flights a week to Seoul.
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.”
“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.”
The outbound flight to Seoul arrives at the beginning of the working day there and the flights have been timed in order to allow convenient connections to British Airways’ extensive domestic and European short haul network to and from Heathrow.
BA prices from Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle differ by only £2 using this new route which certainly doesn’t penalise the passenger flying from the regional airports.
The airline also offers a selection of hotel accommodation in Seoul.