We have touchdown in Houston! Attending the ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the launch of daily flights from Houston Intercontinental in Texas to Seoul Incheon on 2 May were (starting second from left): John Jackson, VP Passenger Marketing & Sales for The Americas, Korean Air; Ted Poe, US Congressman; Ambassador Suk-Bum Park, US Consul General to Korea in Houston; Mario C. Diaz, Aviation Director for City of Houston; Jerry Davis, Houston City Councilman; Ed Gonzalez, Houston City Councilman Ed Gonzalez; Andy Icken, City of Houston Chief Development Officer. Houston becomes the SkyTeam member’s 11th destination in the US and second in Texas.
- Korean Air has inaugurated its latest service to the US with the launch on 2 May of daily flights between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Houston Intercontinental, TX (IAH). The 11,340-kilometre route will be operated by a mix of the airline’s 777s, and will face no direct competition. John Jackson, VP Passenger Marketing & Sales for the Americas, said: “Korean Air is excited about serving Houston and the Gulf coast. There are enormous opportunities here and we are proud and honoured to be a part of the dynamic Houston business community.” Korean Air already operates more flights to the US than any other Asian carrier, with direct services to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. See how Houston Intercontinental Airport’s FTWA compares to the other airports in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition.