Asiana will soon suspend its Monday and Wednesday flights between London and Seoul and return.
It is believed that the two Heathrow slots have been leased by Asiana to Kuwait Airways.
It means that from October 28 the South Korean carrier will be offering five nonstop flights a week between London and Seoul (Incheon) as against a daily service at present.
Finding the information this morning (Friday) on Asiana’s website was tricky. A
The site is not user-friendly and although Business Traveller managed to discover that Asiana would be offering travellers a routing via Frankfurt on the way out, it was still not possible to ascertain the arrangements being made for travellers booking the return Seoul-London service.
Are behind-the-scenes staff still finalising schedules? Would-be travellers are currently greeted with “There are no flights available for reservations that match the selected conditions.”
Therefore every Monday and Wednesday travellers taking Asiana will no longer have a nonstop option on the carrier’s Airbus A350.
In its place travellers are offered a choice of either British Airways or Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt to connect with OZ542 (departs 1735, arrives 1205 the following day). Note that the carrier’s website shows OZ542 being operated by an A380.
It means journey time is extended by several hours.
At the time of writing no information is available for Seoul-London on these days of the week, and both British Airways’ and Korean Airlines’ schedules are unchanged.