AUCKLAND – Air New Zealand is turning their focus onto Asia, with their latest announcement of a new direct service between Auckland and Seoul, starting exactly two months later on Nov 23, 2019.
“Seoul is a densely populated city with more than 10 million residents. Inbound leisure travel from South Korea to New Zealand has grown significantly in recent years presenting an important tourism growth opportunity for the airline and for the New Zealand tourism economy,” said Air New Zealand chief revenue officer, Cam Wallace.
The airline also hopes to encourage more Kiwi travellers to explore Seoul and South Korea, while connecting the estimated 40,000 Koreans already living in New Zealand with family and friends back in their home country.
Air New Zealand will fly three-times weekly to Seoul's Incheon International Airport, and up to five-times weekly during the peak holiday season from late December to mid-February 2020.
To further show their commitment to the region, the airline will begin their new five-times weekly seasonal service between Christchurch and Singapore, operating for flights from December 1, 2019 to February 22, 2020. Another 35,000 seats will also be added for flights plying the Auckland and Singapore route between end of March and October 2020, bringing up the current frequency of 12 to 14 services weekly.