Korean Air announced Wednesday it is launching a nonstop service between Houston and Seoul.
The four-day-a-week flight will launch in May between Bush Intercontinental and Incheon International Airports. The flights will depart every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. This is the second destination for the airline in Texas.
"We're very bullish on the Americas," says John Jackson, the airline's vice president of marketing for North and South America, in a statement. "Houston is the fifth largest metro area in the U.S. with a very strong travel market to Asia. We've decided to earn our fair share of the market with a highly competitive product and service that's hard to beat."
Mayor Annise Parker said that the route will be an exceptional business opportunity for the Korean Air team.
"Houston's dynamic economy and diverse population continue to strengthen its position on the world stage," said Houston Mayor Annise Parker, in a statement. "This new nonstop flight to Seoul is an excellent example of Houston's enhanced status as a gateway city and key player in the global marketplace."