The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, Korean Air operating the service with a Boeing 777-200ER.

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.


The Boeing 777-200ER is one of the key long-haul aircraft types in Korean Air's fleet. The airline also operates 777-300ERs, 747-400s, Airbus A330-200s, A330-300s and A380s on long-haul flights and has 10 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets on order for delivery from 2015

The Boeing 777-200ER is one of the key long-haul aircraft types in Korean Air’s fleet. The airline also operates 777-300ERs, 747-400s, Airbus A330-200s, A330-300s and A380s on long-haul flights and has 10 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets on order for delivery from 2015

 

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.”

Korean Air operates 18 Boeing 777-200ERs

Korean Air operates 18 Boeing 777-200ERs

 

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.

  • Jonathan Davies

    February 6, 2014 #1 Author

    I wonder how long it will be before OZ/UA consider offering a competing Houston-Seoul service for Star Alliance?

    Reply

    • Chris Kjelgaard

      February 10, 2014 #2 Author

      That would certainly seem to make sense: Asiana Airlines (OZ) and/or UA would not only have access to the same ICN-IAH origin-and-destination traffic that Korean Air would, but it would also have access to a huge amount of potential feed traffic to/from United Airlines for Mexican, Latin American, Caribbean and domestic markets. UA and OZ would presumably be codesharing, whichever of the two airlines actually operated the service.

      This might initially be a good market for UA to deploy some of its Boeing 787s, in order to grow the market.

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