Asiana’s Seoul Incheon to Vladivostok
Yoon Young Doo, President of Asiana Airlines, and Igor Lukishin, COO of Vladivostok International Airport, celebrated the launch of the South Korean Star Alliance airline’s third passenger service to Russia and the only to operate with daily frequencies.
- Asiana Airlines launched two new international routes in the last week. The South Korean Star Alliance member now flies daily from its Seoul Incheon (ICN) hub to Vladivostok (VVO) in easternmost Russia using A321 aircraft. The 2,275-kilometre route, which launched on 16 November, competes with each daily flights on both Korean Air and Vladivostok Air. This is a major expansion in the Russian market as it is Asiana’s third route to the country after Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which are served with lower frequencies. On 18 November, the airline also launched its second route to Okinawa (OKA) in Japan. In addition to its Seoul Incheon flights, Asiana now flies once a week from South Korea’s second-largest city Busan (PUS) with A320 aircraft.