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British Airways to resume flights to South Korea

November 28, 2012

British Airways sets sights on businessmen to South Korea. — AFP file picBritish Airways sets sights on businessmen to South Korea. — AFP file picLONDON, Nov 28 — After more than a decade, British Airways will on December 2 resume its service to Seoul, operating six flights a week.

The flights will fly between Heathrow Airport and the South Korean capital, Seoul.

BA will use the Boeing 777, offering first class, club world (business class), world traveller plus (premium economy) and world travel (economy).

BA announced the Seoul route earlier this year, and tickets went on sale on May 3. Prices start from £798 (RM3,869) for a return flight.

BA is targeting business travellers, and has timed schedules accordingly. The flight arrives in Seoul at the beginning of the work day.

According to figures released by the Foreign Office in the UK in 2011, around 100,000 Britons visit South Korea each year. Lonely Planet last month named South Korea as one of the best 10 countries to discover in 2013.

BA’s future plans include the inauguration in April of a thrice-weekly service from London Gatwick to Colombo, Sri Lanka via Male in the Maldives.

Lonely Planet also picked Sri Lanka among the top travel destinations for 2013. — AFP/Relaxnews