Poland’s flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines announced it will add a second flight to South Korea with new flights between Seoul and Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
Effective September 23, the airline will launch a thrice-weekly service between Seoul-Incheon and Budapest using Boeing 787 aircraft. The new flights will be first between Hungary and South Korea an addition to airline’s flights between Seoul and Warsaw, which is operated five times weekly.
“Today we are announcing another stage of the development of LOT’s hub in Budapest – in less than two months we are going to inaugurate the flight to LOT’s first destination in Asia – from Hungary to Seoul. It is yet another milestone in LOT’s history. I am certain that our services will meet the expectations of Hungarians and Koreans alike as well as passengers from the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe. Tourism and business potential between Budapest and Seoul is huge – the annual passenger traffic on that route reaches 70,000, and the number of passengers travelling annually between the CEE region and Seoul exceeds 750,000,” says Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines.
Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport commented: “We are delighted that yet another long-awaited route from Budapest is launched by LOT Polish Airlines. Seoul – and South Korea – is a significant economic partner for Hungary, and passenger traffic quadrupled between the two countries over the past four years and will reach almost 100,000 in 2019. This development of the route network of LOT’s base in Budapest will further strengthen Hungarian ties in business and tourism both within and outside Europe”.
The schedule for the Budapest-Seoul flights will allow for connects to other cities in Europe, as LOT Polish looks to develop its hub at the Hungarian capital with new flights to several regional destinations in the spring of 2020.