Asiana Airlines Launches Seoul-Melbourne Flights

Asiana Airlines Launches Seoul-Melbourne Flights
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Asiana Airlines has this month started flights between Seoul in South Korea and Melbourne in Australia.

This makes the South Korean carrier the 38th international airline to operate out of the Australian airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Asiana Airlines Launches Seoul-Melbourne Flights…

Asiana Airlines Launches Seoul-Melbourne Flights
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Asiana Airlines now serves Melbourne from Seoul on a twice per week basis using their Airbus A350 aircraft, which seats 311 passengers per flight.

Flights operate every Tuesday and Thursday. Commenting on the launch of services was Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos:

“Until now, Seoul was one of our largest unserved markets, with travellers forced to connect through other ports in Australia or Asia,” he said.

“These direct services will mean passengers and Victorian exporters can avoid the cost and inconvenience of transiting through another city to reach South Korea.

“Earlier this month we were the first Australian capital city airport to exceed our 2019 international seat capacity, and Asiana’s arrival means we now have more international airlines flying here than ever before.

“This is testament to the efforts of teams at both Melbourne Airport and the Victorian State Government, who have worked in partnership to secure capacity as airlines brought aircraft back into service.

“This benefits passengers by helping to put downward pressure on airfares, and gives exporters more options when sending high value, time critical goods into foreign markets.

“Because of this, an average daily international flight is worth $154 million a year to the Victorian economy.

“We expect this seasonal service will prove popular and given the increasingly close business ties between Victoria and South Korea, we are hopeful it will pave the way for regular, year-round flights in the future.”

All eyes will be on how this new service performs, as well as whether there is scope to expand this going into the future.

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