South Korea’s national airline will launch passenger flights between Seoul and Budapest in October, Airportal.hu said.
The Korean airline had already planned to launch its Budapest flights in the summer 2020 schedule, but due to the epidemic it was postponed to the spring of the following year, but this was later not realised either.
Korean Air will start flying once a week between the two capitals from 4 October, and twice a week from the start of the winter scheduling season.
The flight was added to booking systems on Monday evening and will be operated with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The airline’s KE 971/972 flights will arrive in Budapest at 17:5 on Tuesdays in October and return to Seoul at 19:15. From the end of October, the direct flight will operate on Mondays and Saturdays, one hour later local time.
Korean Air will be competing with Polish airline LOT’s Budapest-Seoul service, which currently, and according to booking systems, will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays in the 2022/23 winter schedule.
However, Korean Air’s Boeing 777F and 747F freighter jets have been regular guests at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport since 2020, details HERE.