Korean Air is launching non-stop service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in May.
The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, Korean Air operating the service with a Boeing 777-200ER.
Korean Air’s non-stop flights connecting Houston and Seoul will depart from Terminal D at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
“We’re very bullish on the Americas,” says John Jackson, vice president of marketing for North and South America for Korean Air. “Houston is the fifth-largest metro area in the U.S., with a very strong travel market to Asia. We’ve decided to earn our fair share of the market with a highly competitive product and service that’s hard to beat.”
“Houston’s dynamic economy and diverse population continue to strengthen its position on the world stage,” says Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “This new non-stop flight to Seoul is an excellent example of Houston’s enhanced status as a gateway city and key player in the global marketplace.”
Upon launching its new Houston service, Korean Air will be offering non-stop flights between Seoul and two Texas destinations. The carrier, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, already operates to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
“We see continued opportunities in the Americas through our own efforts and through our membership in the SkyTeam alliance. And we’ll add more capacity in a variety of other U.S. markets during the upcoming spring and summer seasons,” says Jackson.
Houston represents Korean Air’s 14th gateway in the Americas. Others include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.