Star Alliance member LOT Polish Airlines has added a third route to Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

From 3 November, the airline started a new once a week Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner route between Wroclaw and Incheon airport, complementing its existing services to Seoul from Warsaw and Budapest.

“A third, direct flight on its network now enables passengers from Lower Silesia to enjoy a non-stop flight from Wroclaw to Seoul. Both cities have many things in common – stunning architecture and hubs for high-tech industries. This new route will not only attract tourists, but will improve business relations, enabling passengers to travel onwards to other destinations in Asia and further afield,” the carrier said on social media.

LOT Polish Airlines further noted that Wroclaw was an important economic and academic hub, “which translates into close Polish-Korean cooperation”.

“Over half of nearly 600 Korean businesses have their headquarters in Lower Silesia. Here, not only factories but also R&D branches of major companies are emerging. The direct connection between Wroclaw and Seoul is another step in the developing trade relations,” said Michal Fijol, LOT Polish Airlines chief executive officer.

LOT Polish Airlines also offers nonstop flights from its Warsaw hub to Seoul, as well as from the Hungarian capital Budapest to Seoul.

Warsaw-Seoul will operate four times a week this winter, while service from Budapest will be twice a week.