Asiana Airlines is rebooting its European network following the easing of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
From May to July, the airline with triple its European network to six routes and 17 frequencies a week, compared with two routes operated six times weekly now.
In May, the Star Alliance carrier will boost frequencies on the Seoul Incheon to Frankfurt and London Heathrow routes. June will see Paris and Rome re-launched. In July, Barcelona and Istanbul will re-join the network.
The carrier says that the resumption of these services will see its European capacity return to 50% of pre-pandemic levels.
“The demand for European routes is increasing significantly as Europe is one of the preferred travel destinations after Corona,” says chief executive Jeong Seong-gwon. “We plan to continue strengthening our network.”
As for South Korea, it dropped quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers from 1 April.
Cirium schedules date indicates that Asiana uses Airbus A350-900s on its existing Frankfurt and London service.