14 May 2012 by Luke McCormick
British Airways is to begin flights to South Korea's capital, Seoul, on 02 December, 2012, with tickets on sale now.
The new service will run six times a week to Seoul and will be operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft with First Class, Club World (Business Class), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and World Traveller (Economy) cabins.
The outbound flight to Seoul will arrive at the beginning of the working day there and has been timed for convenient connections with British Airways' domestic and European short haul network to and from Heathrow.
Drew Crawley, British Airways' commercial director, said: "We have seen significant growth in customers wanting to travel to Seoul for both business and pleasure. It is a vibrant city with a strong economic base, rated eighth in the Global Cities Index this year.
"Equally, there are vast numbers of South Korean companies wishing to come to the UK to do business as Asia's economies continue to grow. We want to ensure that we do our bit in bringing as much business and tourism to the UK as we can."