Air New Zealand has confirmed that it will
launch direct flights between Auckland and Seoul, South Korea.
From 23 November 2019, Air New Zealand will
operate three services per week to Seoul's Incheon International
Airport, increasing to five times a week during the peak holiday
period from late December to mid-February.
The new route will be flown by the airline's
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet with a flight time of around 12
hours northbound and just over 11 hours southbound.
Air New Zealand Chief Revenue Officer Cam
Wallace says there's been a great response to the announcement
that Seoul is now Air New Zealand's 32nd international
"It's clear the new route is also going to be an
important link for connecting the 40,000 Koreans living in New
Zealand with friends and family back home as well as a convenient
option for Korean visitors wanting to come and explore New
For now tickets are available for purchase via
Air New Zealand's local website and via travel agents in both New
Zealand and South Korea. A Korean online storefront will be
Air New Zealand's proposed schedule between
Auckland and Seoul from 23 November 2019 is as follows, subject to
regulatory approvals and landing slot confirmation.
Air New Zealand,