Korean Air launches new route connecting Barcelona and Seoul
Barcelona, April 28, 2017 – The Barcelona Air Route Development Committee (BARDC) will give the welcome to the first flight of Korean Air which will link Barcelona and Seoul. This first flight will arrive today at 19:00h local time in the Barcelona el Prat Airport and will link both two cities with 3 weekly frequencies on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
KE915 ICN1315 – 2010BCN 772 135
KE916 BCN2210 – 1720+1ICN 772 135
The flight will be operated with an Airbus B777-200ER with a capacity for 248 seats, 8 open suites for first class, 28 in business and 212 seats in economy. The new flight is the result of a thorough analysis of the market that shows a growing passenger demand over the past five years between the two cities. The compound growth rate (CAGR) of air traffic between Barcelona and Seoul 2010-2016 has been 30.3%, the figure increased by 36% to 207,000 passengers. In addition, the traffic of passengers traveling in business class has grown from 4% to 7% in 2016.
Barcelona – Seoul was the first unserved destination by yearly indirect passengers in 2016.
Seoul Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year. It is also rated as the world’s cleanest airport and the world’s best international transit airport by Skytrax.
Source: BARDC Secretariat/ April 2017
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