Korean Air has connected Seoul, South Korea with Croatia for the first time after starting a new three-weekly Airbus A330-200 route to Zagreb on 1 September.
The airline’s maiden flight KE919 from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, took 11 hours and 40 minutes, was welcomed with a water cannon salute upon landing at Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman International Airport.
An inaugural flight ceremony was held at Zagreb and was attended by government and industry officials.
Korean Air’s managing vice president for Europe, Byung-Ryool Park said: “Taking this opportunity, Korean Air will support in reinforcing trade and tourism relations between Croatia and Korea.”
Zagreb International Airport chief executive officer, Jacques Feron said “Almost half a million South Korea’s tourists visited Croatia last year and therefore we believe that this line will strongly contribute to the continued positive results recorded at Franjo Tuđman Airport, as well to the tourist results and the image of Zagreb.”
With the addition of the new route, Korean Air will operate international flights to 112 cities in 43 countries.