Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is further strengthening its commitment to South Korea by expanding its operations in Seoul. Starting February 19, 2024, the airline will add three new weekly flights, bringing its total service to the vibrant East Asian hub to 10 per week.
This significant increase in flight frequency reflects the growing demand for travel between Dubai and Seoul, fueled by strong bilateral relations, thriving tourism sectors, and a resurgent appetite for international exploration. The additional flights will provide passengers with more flexibility and choice when planning their journeys.
Boosting Capacity and Convenience
The new flights, designated EK324/EK325, will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Passengers travelling from Dubai will depart on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at 4:45 am, arriving in Seoul Incheon International Airport at 6:05 pm. The return leg, EK325, will depart Seoul at 10:00 pm and arrive in Dubai at 3:15 am the following day.
These additional flights will add over 1,000 seats per week to the Dubai-Seoul route, catering to the increased demand and offering greater convenience for business and leisure travellers. The expanded schedule also aligns with Emirates’ global network, providing seamless connections to over 130 destinations worldwide through its Dubai hub.
Commitment to South Korea
“We are delighted to offer our Korean customers even more travel options with the addition of three new weekly flights to Seoul,” said Adil Al Ghaith, Chief Operating Officer at Emirates. “This expansion underlines our commitment to the Korean market and reflects the strong bilateral ties between the UAE and South Korea.”
Beyond Passenger Travel
The increased flight frequency will also benefit cargo trade between the two nations. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft used on the new flights offer an additional 45 tonnes of cargo capacity per week, facilitating the movement of goods between South Korea and Emirates’ extensive global network.
A Sign of Recovery
Emirates’ Seoul expansion is a positive indicator of the recovery in the aviation industry following the challenges of the pandemic. The growing demand for travel between Dubai and Seoul highlights the resilience of both economies and the enduring appeal of both destinations for business and leisure travellers.
With its enhanced schedule and commitment to providing a world-class travel experience, Emirates is well-positioned to capitalize on the continued growth of the Dubai-Seoul route and further strengthen its position as a leading airline in the region.