A new flight route to Seoul in South Korea starting from January 17 next year marks the fourth destination of Greater Bay Airlines' network expansion, with the new service set to be operated three times a week between the SAR and Incheon Airport.
The latest addition came after GBA announced expanding its service network to include Tokyo as its third destination two weeks ago (Dec 2).
“While Korea is one of the sought after destinations for Hong Kong travelers, GBA’s new Hong Kong – Seoul, Incheon service provides a preferred schedule with a morning departure flight which is convenient to travelers who are eager to plan for an aggressive itinerary upon arrival,” a statement released Thursday read.
The new service will be operated every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday by Boeing 737-800 aircraft with an all economy configuration.
Travelers will depart Hong Kong on flight HB520 at 8.30am and arrive in Seoul around 1.05pm. The return trip will see travelers boarding flight HB521 at 2.05pm and reaching the Hong Kong International Airport about 5.05pm.
The addition also followed Korea's earlier announcement on the resumption of visa-free entry arrangement for visitors of different regions, including Hong Kong.
The statement continued that the latest Covid
relaxations announced by the SAR government are expected to encourage more Korean travelers to visit the city.
“There is also a tendency for some of these travelers to visit cities in the Greater Bay Area after Hong Kong for tourism or business purposes.”
To book a trip, customers may visit the GBA website (www.greaterbay-airlines.com) or contact their travel agents.
GBA, founded by Bill Wong Cho-bau who also owns Shenzhen-based Donghai Airlines, commenced scheduled service in July 2022 and is currently operating flights to Bangkok and Taipei. The service to Tokyo will commence on January 12 next year.