Cutting the ribbon at Gatwick last Saturday were the airport's CCO Guy Stephenson, and Jeong Soo Park, Korean Air’s London Office GM. Since the change of ownership in 2009, Gatwick has attracted many new airlines and Stephenson comments: “Carriers like Korean Air are choosing to operate from Gatwick because of the fast and convenient rail connectivity to the city as compared with other London airports.”
- On 28 April, Korean Air launched its second route to the United Kingdom, connecting Seoul Incheon (ICN) and London Gatwick (LGW). The SkyTeam airline, which already serves London Heathrow on a daily basis, now offers additional thrice-weekly services to Gatwick with 261-seat 777-200ER aircraft. Asiana is the only other carrier to connect the two cities non-stop, and offers also daily services to Heathrow.