KOREAN Air will launch inaugural, non-stop flights between Seoul (Incheon) and Houston on May 2.
The four-times-weekly service will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft deployed on the route.
John Jackson, vice president of marketing for North and South America, Korean Air, said: “We’re very bullish on the Americas...Houston is the fifth largest metro area in the US with a very strong travel market to Asia.”
He added: “We see continued opportunities in the Americas through our own efforts and through our membership in the SkyTeam alliance. And we’ll add more capacity in a variety of other US markets during the upcoming spring and summer seasons.”
Houston is Korean Air’s 14th destination in the Americas after Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC.