5 May 2014

Korean Air connects Seoul with Houston

Korean Air has begun new daily nonstop services between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. 
Source: Korean Air. The first 777-200 aircraft touches down in Houston on May 2.

Said John Jackson, Korean Air Vice President, Passenger Marketing and Sales, Regional Headquarters, The Americas: "There are enormous opportunities here and we are proud and honoured to be a part of the dynamic Houston business community."

Nonstop flights connecting the two destinations will depart from the Terminal D facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport every morning at 10:40 am (CST Houston time), with the return flight departing Seoul at 9:10 am local time at Incheon International Airport. 

"Houston shares a deep connection with the Asian region of the world, a fact that benefits our city both economically as well as culturally," Houston Mayor Annise Parker says. "This new service from Korean Air will allow that connection to grow even stronger and that's cause for celebration on both sides of the route map."  
The Asian demographic in Houston has grown by 70% over the past decade. This growth rate tops the levels found in traditional Asian hubs in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Korean Air, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, already operates nonstop flights in those four cities along with these other key gateway airports found throughout the Americas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, DC. The airline
serves more than 24 million passengers on an annual basis through flights that span six continents today, making it one of the world's 20 busiest airlines.

 KE 30
 Houston - Seoul
 10:40 am
 3:30 pm +1
 KE 29
 Seoul - Houston
 9:10 am
 8:40 am +1 
*All times are local. "+1" stands for next-day arrival