LOT Polish Airlines has announced the launch of its first direct flight between Budapest and Seoul, which took off from Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Sunday.
The aircraft, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner will arrive in the South Korean capital after about ten-and-a-half hours.
Commenting at the launch, Dr. Rolf Schnitzler, CEO, Budapest Airport said: “With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and our strong relationship with LOT Polish Airlines, we have ensured further business and leisure relations in this essential market.
“The need for further connections from Budapest to the East has continued to grow and this is the next crucial step in our commitment to meet demand and serve our customers’ needs.”
With the number of Korean visitors quadrupling over the last four years, Budapest Airport and LOT Polish Airlines worked closely together to launch yesterday’s new link between Hungary’s capital city and South Korea’s largest airport – Seoul Incheon.
LOT CEO Rafal Milczarski said the aim is to boost the flight’s frequency from three to six times a week, or, optimally, seven.
With investments from Korea into Hungary reaching over $1.2bn this year, Budapest Airport’s fastest growing full-service carrier will now play an important role in the growth of the economic ties between the two countries.