Today, LOT Polish Airlines took off on its first scheduled flight from Budapest to Seoul. From now on, state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be operating this route regularly, three times a week. It is the first long-haul service to be launched by LOT to Asia from outside Poland, and the third non-stop long-haul flight from Hungary operated by LOT worldwide. The launch of new flights from Hungary marks another stage of market consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe, of which LOT is currently becoming an undisputed leader.
LOT Polish Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Europe, today launched regular flights between the Hungarian and the South Korean capitals. From now on, Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be operating this route three times weekly, according to the following schedule:
BUD-ICN LO2001 12:25 – 6:05 (+1) Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
ICN-BUD LO2002 07:35 – 12:20 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
The Budapest-Seoul flight will take approximately 11 hours. The new service will offer transfer opportunities to other LOT flights out of Budapest: Brussels, Prague, Stuttgart and Warsaw.
Passengers on board LOT’s Dreamliner will have three travel classes at their disposal – LOT Business Class, with flat-bed seats and cuisine resembling that of the best restaurants, LOT Premium Economy Class, with larger, individual space and comfortable seats with footrests and thigh support, cocktail tables and an extensive menu, as well as LOT Economy Class, with modern seats, individual on-board entertainment screens and USB ports.
Especially for passengers travelling on the Budapest-Seoul route, LOT has, inter alia, a Korean menu, while the on-board entertainment system available in Korean language features Korean movies. Ultimately, LOT plans to ensure a Korean-speaking crew member on board each flight.