The first flight of the South Korean airline company Korean Air that will connect Zagreb and Seoul three times a week was welcomed yeaterday in Zagreb Airport.
Korean Air inaugurated scheduled flights between Seoul and Zagreb with its 218-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft, featuring six seats in first class, 24 in business and 188 seats in economy class.
Many distinguished guests were present at the inaugural ceremony – Jacques Feron, CEO of the Zagreb International Airport, His Excellency Park Won-sup, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Croatia, and His Excellency Damir Kušen, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in the Republic of Korea, Olivera Šarić, Minister Assistant at the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Martina Bienenfeld, Head of Zagreb Tourist Board and many others.
They all agreed that this line comes at the right time – the time of significant tourist growth and a significant increase in the number of visitors from South Korea.
The airline, which has operated a handful of charters to Zagreb each year since 2010, will maintain the scheduled service three times per week on a year-round basis.
During the 2018/19 winter season, which begins on October 28, the airline will run a three weekly triangle service with the routing Seoul – Zagreb – Zurich – Seoul, although it has not secured rights to sell tickets on the intra-European sector.
The winter operation will be maintained with a Boeing 777-200ER jet from late October until early January and the 269-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner thereafter, until the start of the summer season in March.
PHOTO: Korena Air