SWISS has announced plans to offer nonstop flights to South Korea’s capital for the first time.

The flag carrier will launch a thrice-weekly service from Zurich on 7 May, operated by a340 aircraft.

Flights will depart Zurich at 1340 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving into Seoul’s Incheon International airport at 0825 the following day, with the return leg leaving Seoul at 0955 on Wednesday, Saturday and Monday, landing back into Zurich at 1650.

Fellow Lufthansa Group carrier Lufthansa already operates flights to Seoul from both Frankfurt and Munich.

SWISS is also set to launch long-haul service to Washington DC on 28 March, 2024, followed by flights to Toronto from 10 May.

Commenting on the news SWISS chief commercial officer Heike Birlenbach, said:

“We are delighted to be further growing our network. As well as our new long-haul destinations of Washington, DC and Toronto, which we’ve already announced, we’ll be adding the extremely attractive destination of Seoul to our Asian network in summer 2024.

“The capital of South Korea has a lot to offer leisure and business travellers alike. And our new Seoul service will help us even better meet our customers’ needs for non-stop services to and from the world’s key cities.”

To read out four-hour guide to Seoul’s Jongno-gu district, see:

Four hours in Seoul – Jongno-gu