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BA And VS To Seoul/Incheon?  
User currently offlineChris7217 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4883 times:


It might be a silly question but does anybody know why BA and VS does not fly to Seoul/Incheon ?

In my opinion South Korea is a growing market since years and the economy will probably increase in the near future so this should be also an opportunity to these 2 airlines to add Seoul/Incheon to their destinantions.

Your comments are very welcome !


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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

BA used to fly to Seoul Kimpo, but closed down the station during the Asian financial crisis. BA has closed down lots of destinations in the Asia over the past decade, including Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Brisbane, Perth and Colombo.

User currently offlineSr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

The demand is big enough to allow 2 Korean carriers serving LHR with B744. They will be happy without British competition.

User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4637 times:

I'm pretty sure BA last flew to Seoul during the SARS crisis - IIRC they diverted their usual LHR-PEK flights LHR-ICN-PEK instead for a good few months. I think I was on one of the last direct flights to Beijing just before this started.


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5548 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Add Auckland to that list HB-IWC! BA pulled out in March 1995!

Hopefully they might return to some of these destinations oneday!

User currently offlineWingtip From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

I read an article in the South China Morning Post a few months ago where the local GM in Hong Kong mentioned that BA were looking at returning to Taipei and Manila as extensions of the HK service.

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