Victorians will be able to fly directly from Melbourne to Seoul Incheon Airport for the first time from 26 December 2023 with the launch of Asiana Airlines’ new nonstop seasonal service to the K-Pop capital.
Aussie interest in South Korea is at an all-time high with more airlines now flying to the country than tourist hotspot and neighbour Japan.
Asiana will operate two direct flights per week between Melbourne Airport and Seoul Incheon on its Airbus A350 aircraft.
The full-service South Korean carrier will fly every Tuesday and Thursday, departing Melbourne at 10pm and arriving at Incheon the following morning.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos said the airline’s arrival would give Victorians direct access to one of Asia’s most influential cities.
“We are excited to welcome Asiana to Melbourne and add Seoul to our growing network,” he said.
“Melbourne Airport’s ties with South Korea have been growing with one of the country’s largest companies, Lotte, taking over the operation of the airport’s duty-free business in June.
“As the home of K-Pop, South Korea is attracting an increasing number of Australian tourists while Melbourne’s major events, such as the Australian Open, are a huge drawcard for Korean visitors.
“We expect this seasonal service will prove popular and are hopeful it will pave the way for regular, year-round flights in the future,” he added.
The South Korean carrier also currently operates a daily direct service from Sydney to Seoul Incheon.
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