Korean Air has launched a new direct service between Seoul Incheon and Barcelona, offering what it says are the first ever direct flights between the Catalan capital and Northeast Asia.

The route is served by a Boeing 777-200ER – Korean Air’s schedule also shows occasional flights in May operated by a B777-300ER – and will run three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The new route was originally announced in November last year following a network realignment that also included phased flight frequency increases on its San Francisco and Seattle services.

Details of the route are as follows (all times local):

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
KE915 Incheon Barcelona 1300 2010 Mon, Wed, Fri
KE916 Barcelona Incheon 2210 1730+1