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SWISS is adding flights between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) in May 2024. This will be the first time the carrier has flown to the South Korean capitol (although its predecessor, Swissair did fly there until 1998).
The new route will operate 3x weekly on an Airbus A340-300 equipped with 8 First Class, 47 Business Class, and 168 Economy Class seats. Eastbound flights will be on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Westbound flights are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
SWISS Chief Commercial Officer, Heike Birlenbach, said:
We are delighted to be further growing our network. As well as our new long-haul destinations of Washington, DC and Toronto, which we’ve already announced, we’ll be adding the extremely attractive destination of Seoul to our Asian network in summer 2024. The capital of South Korea has a lot to offer leisure and business travelers alike. And our new Seoul service will help us even better meet our customers’ needs for non-stop services to and from the world’s key cities.”
Swissair was the national airline of Switzerland until it went bankrupt in 2002. When it folded, operations were transferred to Crossair, which later became Swiss International Air Lines. It flew to Seoul until 1998 with an MD-11 aircraft. SWISS’ Airbus A340s will be retired from the fleet in 2025 and the aircraft serving Seoul will be swapped with either an Airbus A350-900 or a Boeing 777-300ER.
Anthony’s Take: I loved Seoul when we went. Amazing food, culture, and lots to see and do. This is a nice add for SWISS and it will connect Switzerland with its fourth-biggest Asian trading partner.
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