Earlier this week the Houston Business Journal reported that Korean Air will soon add a direct flight from Seoul to IAH. Service is expected to begin May 2 on the route, Korean Air's 14th gateway into the Americas. Korean Air will become the 21st national airline to fly from Bush.
"Houston is the fifth largest metro area in the U.S. with a very strong travel market to Asia," stated John Jackson, Korean Air's VP of marketing for North and South America. "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 also released a statement.
"Houston's dynamic economy and diverse population continue to strengthen its position on the world stage. 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."
Boeing 777-200s will leave Bush's Terminal D four days a week. Korean Air was voted Asia's top carrier two years ago by readers of Business Traveller.
Just for the hell of it, here is a video by Jaurim, my favorite Korean pop band, fronted by Kim Yoon-Ah, the Gwen Stefani of Korea.