South Korea’s Asiana Airlines will launch its first flights to Budapest this summer.
Commencing on 1 July 2016, the new charter service will operate direct from Seoul’s Incheon Airport to the Hungarian capital, using 262-seat Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Asiana will become the only airline in the world operate the Seoul-Budapest route.
“We have worked extremely hard alongside the Foreign Ministry and the Hungarian National Tourism Office to secure this exciting new charter flight with Asiana Airlines,” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport.
“The launch of Air China’s service to Beijing last year saw the first point in Asia to be served directly from Budapest since 2012, and the confirmation of Asiana’s link to Korea reinforces the huge need of further connections to the East. I fully believe that this announcement is the first step in securing further capacity to Korea in the coming seasons.”
Asiana currently operates scheduled flights to European destinations including Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, London and Istanbul, plus several cities in Russia.