Lufthansa Group is now operating 17 weekly flights from Seoul Incheon International airport.

This is after group subsidiary SWISS launched a three times a week nonstop service between Incheon and its Zurich hub last week.

Flight LX123 is now departing from Seoul every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 0955, arriving in Zurich at 1650 on the same day.

In the opposite direction, flight LX122 departs from Zurich at 1340 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at Incheon at 0825 the following day.

SWISS is operating its Airbus A340-300 aircraft to Seoul.

The airline’s A340-300s feature eight first class suites, 47 lie-flat business class seats and 168 2-4-2 configured economy class seats.

“With 17 weekly flights, Lufthansa Group now operates nonstop services to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich where we offer Korean passengers direct connections from our hubs to the largest network in Europe. We have connected Korea with Europe for 40 years and the introduction of flights with the national airline of Switzerland represents our commitment to this important market,” said Lufthansa Group Airlines general manager for Korea, Leandro Tonidandel.

SWISS parent Lufthansa currently operates a daily A350-900 service between Incheon and Munich, as well as a daily Boeing 747-8 flight between Incheon and Frankfurt.

Other Star Alliance carrier, Asiana Airlines, also operates a daily A350-900 service between Seoul and Frankfurt, and so does Korean Air, which is due to take over Asiana pending final regulatory approvals.