- It is a project for two years collected and managed by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and Investment of the Government in Seoul (ACTION), the Catalan Tourism Board, Airports of Catalonia and the Barcelona Air Route Development Committee (BARDC).
- The first flight operated by the largest airline of South Korea will be the 28th April 2017 and is expected to make three flights per week.
- The Minister for Business and Enterprise, Jordi Baiget, explained that "there are many Catalans that have economic, cultural or country interests in South Korea" and the flight should be allowed "to attract people of this country and of the region.”
The airline Korean Air, the largest in South Korea, announced on Wednesday that will connect with a direct regular flight for the first time, Seoul and Barcelona. The Asian company has announced that the flights will start from 28 April 2017 with 3 weekly frequencies. In particular, the Korean company will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a B777-200ER aircraft with capacity for 248 passengers.
It is a project captured and managed in the last two years by the the Office of Foreign Trade and Investment of the Government in Seoul (ACCIO), the Catalan Tourism Board and Airports of Catalonia and Barcelona Air Route Development Committee (BARDC).
The Minister for Business and Enterprise, Jordi Baiget, that just leads to a Friday institutional and business mission to Panama and Cuba, said from the Panamanian capital that "it is a great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017 there will be a direct flight between Seoul and Barcelona: we have been working for two years to get it."
Baiget explained that "there are many Catalans who have economic, cultural or country interests in South Korea" and that flight should be allowed "to attract people of this country and the region, specially Japan, which may come to Catalonia ", either" productive activity and tourism. " "We want to be a route in both areas, which is balanced," he stressed.
Established in 1969, Korean Air has a fleet of 158 aircraft. Currently operates flights to 129 destinations in 46 countries, and 2015 saw almost 25 million passengers. The company has 21,000 employees, and has its hub located at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.
Source: ACCIÓ/BARDC 2016-11-23
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