SWISS Launches Direct Flights from Zurich to Seoul: Expanding Horizons

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 10, 2024 09:33 AMNews
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A SWISS airplane on a runway at Zurich Airport, with the airport terminal in the background. Source: unsplash

Swiss International Air Lines has proudly initiated its first-ever direct service from Zurich to Seoul, expanding its global reach and connecting Europe directly with the vibrant heart of South Korea. The new route, designated LX123, is a significant addition to SWISS' international portfolio, offering Swiss and European travelers unprecedented direct access to one of Asia's most dynamic cities.

The introduction of this direct flight is particularly timely, as it caters to the growing interest among European travelers in exploring South Korea's rich cultural tapestry and technological landscape. Zurich, a global center of banking and finance, is perfectly positioned to benefit from increased business and leisure travel to Seoul, which is renowned for its booming economy and rich cultural scene.

Mr. Leandro Tonidandel, General Manager Korea at SWISS, expressed his enthusiasm about the new connection, stating, "Launching the Zurich to Seoul direct flight is a key step in our ongoing strategy to enhance our service offering and connect Europe more closely with Asia." He added that the Lufthansa Group, to which SWISS belongs, now operates 17 weekly non-stop services from Europe to Korea, signifying a robust commitment to facilitating travel and trade between the continents.

This new direct route opens at a time when Switzerland and South Korea are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations, which have been marked by deepening ties in education, trade, and cultural exchanges. The direct flight is expected to further these connections, offering an efficient travel option that supports ongoing and new collaborations between the two countries.

For travelers, the direct route means reduced travel time and increased convenience, making it easier than ever for Europeans to discover the unique allure of Seoul—from its historical landmarks and lush landscapes to its cutting-edge technology and fashion scenes.

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