Emirates boosts Seoul operations to 10 weekly flights

An Emirates Boeing 777 in flight.
Photo Credit: Emirates

UAE national carrier Emirates is set to reinforce its commitment to South Korea by introducing three additional weekly flights, starting from 19 February 2024.

This expansion marks a strong development in the airline’s services to Seoul, aiming to meet the growing demand for international travel to this popular East Asian destination.

Seoul EK324 and EK325 Flight Services

Emirates will operate the new flights under the designations EK324 and EK325 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will depart from Dubai at 0445hrs and touch down at Seoul Incheon International Airport at 1805hrs for the EK324 flight.

The return journey, EK325, will depart Seoul at 2200hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0315hrs the following day.

Capacity Boost: Meeting Demand

This initiative translates to a substantial increase in capacity, adding over 1,000 seats per week to flights between Dubai and Seoul.

The move is not only a response to the pent-up demand for international travel but also a testament to the strong bilateral relations between the UAE and South Korea.

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Cargo Capacity Expansion

Beyond passenger capacity, Emirates is set to provide an additional 45 tonnes of cargo capacity between Dubai and Seoul through the three weekly Boeing 777 flights.

This expansion is poised to fortify trade and economic ties between the two nations, facilitating the seamless flow of goods not only to and from South Korea but also connecting Dubai to global destinations within Emirates’ extensive network.

An Emirates Boeing 777 from Dubai lands at London Heathrow.
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A Decade-Long Partnership: Emirates and Seoul

Emirates’ journey with Seoul began in 2005, and this expansion solidifies its commitment to the region. Currently operating a daily Airbus A380 service from Dubai, the airline will enhance its services to Seoul with a total of 10 weekly flights.

This includes a mix of the iconic Airbus A380 and the efficient Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, providing passengers with increased flexibility and choice.

Passengers flying with Emirates can anticipate a superior in-flight experience. The airline is renowned for its culinary excellence, offering regionally inspired multi-course menus developed by an award-winning team of chefs.

Complemented by a wide selection of premium beverages, travelers can indulge in a culinary journey at 30,000 feet.

ICE Inflight System

Emirates takes in-flight entertainment to the next level with its award-winning ICE (Information, Communication, Entertainment) system.

Boasting up to 6,500 channels of carefully curated global content, passengers can immerse themselves in a world of entertainment, including a dedicated selection of Korean movies, TV shows, music, and more. This ensures that the travel experience with Emirates is not just a journey but a delightful adventure in the sky.

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