Korea Tourism Organization and Air India joined hands to announce the launch of the new nonstop flight connection from Delhi to Seoul on 11 th September 2019 at Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi. The event witnessed more than 100 trade and media participants. The evening was addressed by Minister of Embassy of Republic of Korea in India – Mr. Jong Ho Choi and Commercial Director Air India Ms. Meenakshi Malik.
The latest updates of the destination were presented by Korea Tourism Organization and the in-flight facilities, baggage advantages and competitive prices were introduced by Air India to travel trade partners. This first joint promotion initiative between Korea Tourism Organization and Air India intends to promote more travelers visiting from India to South Korea with Air India as their preferred airline.
The flight offers a lot of advantages over its competitors flying in the same sector. It will be the shortest duration flight flying from Delhi-Seoul with 6 hrs flying time and maximum baggage allowance of two pieces, which is 46 kgs for economy passengers.
With fares starting from INR 41,618, Air India is all set to target the Indian market with mostly the same fare offered from all the departure cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Not just this, to comfort the South Korean passengers on board, the Dreamliner aircraft on this air route will serve Korean food along with the Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options.
In the year 2018 approximately 119,791 Indian tourist visited South Korea and 150,457 South Korean tourist visited India. The increasing exchange of tourists between both the countries has encouraged both the organizations to join hands and promote the destination and the new flight connection.
Talking about South Korea as a tourist destination, Ms. Meenakshi Malilk, Commercial Director, Air India said “I went to Korea and I was amazed to see the development of the country especially from a digital point of view. In terms of cargo as well, there is a huge potential, especially with Make in
India and Digital India. There are not enough Indians visiting South Korea as compared to other Asian countries. We are happy to be the promoter of increased connectivity between the two countries.”
Mr. Jong Sool Kwon, Director Korea Tourism Organization New Delhi added to this by saying “South Korea is steadily growing as a preferred tourist destination amongst Indian travelers. Corporates, student groups and family groups are now requesting new destinations and South Korea has become
a part of their wish list. Growing air connectivity and flight frequency will definitely be a constructive contributor for the growth of tourism numbers between both the nations.”