Asiana Airlines launches new routes to Russia and Japan from South Korea
Asiana’s Seoul Incheon to Vladivostok
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.