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Korean Air Connects Houston and Seoul with Daily Service

May 10, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Korean Air is now operating daily nonstop service between Houston’sGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Incheon International Airport in Seoul. America’s largest Asian airline officially launched its Houston service on May 2, with the morning arrival of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

Korean Air Lands in Houston! (PRNewsFoto/Houston Airport System)

“Korean Air is excited about serving Houston and the Gulf coast,” says John Jackson, Korean Air Vice President, Passenger Marketing and Sales, Regional Headquarters, The Americas. “There are enormous opportunities here and we are proud and honored 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 a.m. (CST Houston time), with the return flight departing Seoul at 9:10 a.m. local time at Incheon International Airport. The daily flight service will greatly enhance the level of connectivity that currently exists between the City of Houston and the Asian region, a fact that is definitely appreciated by Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

Houston shares a deep connection with the Asian region of the world, a fact that benefits our city both economically as well as culturally,” Mayor 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.”

In a span of less than 50 years, Korean Air has firmly established itself as a premiere international carrier within the aviation industry, accommodating more than 24 million passengers on an annual basis through flights that span six continents. With those numbers, Korean Air operates as one of the world’s 20 busiest airlines.

“The partnership being established between Korean Air and air passengers in Houston will undoubtedly prove to be mutually beneficial,” says Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “Korean Air gains access to one of the most dynamic economies and fastest growing populations in the world, while passengers in Houston find themselves with direct access to both Seoul and other key destinations located throughout Southeast Asia.”

Diaz says he’s confident of the airline’s success due in large part to the dramatic expansion that’s taken place in Houston’s Asian population over the past decade. During that time, the Asian demographic has expanded by 70 percent, a growth rate that tops the levels found in traditional Asian hubs such as New YorkSan FranciscoLos 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: AtlantaChicagoDallasHonoluluLas VegasSao PauloToronto,Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

Korean Air is known for its elegant inflight service and cutting edge entertainment systems. The airline’s Prestige (Business) and First class both feature full flat sleeper seats and award-winning cuisine. Wine lists include premium vintages from the U.S. andEurope.

The chart below shows the schedule of the new service.

Flight Number






KE 30

Houston – Seoul

10:40 a.m.

3:30 p.m. +1



KE 29

Seoul – Houston

9:10 a.m.

8:40 a.m. +1



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