MANILA, Philippines – Asiana Airlines (OZ) has announced that it will increase flights to Honolulu and Seattle in time for the US summer travel season. The award-winning Korean carrier will begin flying daily from its hub in Incheon International Airport to these popular destinations starting July 10.
From two flights a week for Incheon-Honolulu, and five flights a week for Incheon-Seattle, Asiana will raise flight frequency to seven times a week for both routes using the spacious Airbus A330. The aircraft seats 275 passengers.
For the Incheon-Honolulu route, the flight departs at 8:00 PM and arrives in Honolulu at 10:10 AM on the same day. Return flights from Honolulu depart at 11:40 AM and arrive in Incheon at 4:20 PM the following day.
Incheon-Seattle passengers depart at 6:40 PM and arrive in Seattle at 1:00 PM on the same day. Departure from Seattle is at 2:30 PM arriving in Incheon at 6:00 PM the following day.
Asiana said that the expansion stems from the US visa waiver program for Korean citizens, and the rise in summer travellers to the US. From Incheon, Asiana also flies to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York.
Asiana flies out of three points in the Philippines: Manila, Clark and Cebu to Incheon International Airport. From there, travellers can fly Asiana to the US, Europe and Asia.