Last Friday, Budapest Airport announced its first direct connection to South Korea, launching a weekly service to Seoul Incheon Airport.
With the number of Korean visitors having tripled over the last five years the Hungarian gateway’s latest new airline partner, Asiana Airlines, now links Budapest to South Korea’s largest airport.
Balázs Bogáts, head of airline development, Budapest Airport, said: “The start of Asiana’s link to South Korea reinforces the need for further connections from Budapest to the East. This is the first exciting step in our cooperation with our new airline partner, and we hope to not only welcome Asiana back, but that we will be announcing an extended flying programme next year.”
With Hungarian exports to East Asia increasing by 42% in 2015, South Korea’s second largest carrier will now play an important role in the growth of the economic ties of the two countries.