Ask us at Wendy Wu Tours what’s one of the most comfortable and best value ways to fly to the Far East, and you’ll often hear us reply ‘Asiana Airlines’. This is often met with eyebrows raised in question, but Asiana should be on everyone’s wish list when flying to this part of the world. Here is a real hidden gem that will delight you with exceptional comfort and superb levels of service that have earned the airline numerous international awards. So what is all the fuss about?
About Asiana Airlines
One of the primary reasons passengers choose Asiana Airlines is the extraordinary in-flight service. Asiana staff are celebrated across the industry for their dedication to passenger comfort and their attention to detail – taking great care of customers pre, during and after their journeys.
Asiana have been a SKYTRAX 5-star airline for 17 consecutive years. This prestigious rating is held by only 10 airlines globally. The 5-Star Airline Rating recognises those airlines providing very high standards of Airport and Onboard Product, together with consistent and high standards of staff service across both the airport and onboard service environments.
Asiana Airlines is an excellent choice for customers travelling to Asia, with direct flights to South Korea and smooth connections onward to Japan especially popular.
With a 34-inch seat pitch and free in-demand seatback entertainment system, flying long haul with Asiana Airlines is a pleasant and comfortable experience. In-flight meals are inspired by a variety of international cuisines, including Korean. The airline won a gold prize at the 2006 Mercury Awards for its ‘Yeongyang Ssambap’ – a traditional Korean dish served with fresh vegetables, sauce and nuts.
Depending on the aircraft, Asiana Air Business Class seats include either a fully or nearly lie-flat bed, plenty of personal space, a large screen seat-back entertainment system and access to an in-flight bar.
Business Class in-flight meals
The meal service includes a gourmet menu with a choice of Asian and Western dishes, all accompanied by quality wines, coffee, herbal teas or a selection of various other beverages.
For non-US-routes, in Economy Class, checked baggage allowance is 1 x 23kg bag, and 2 x 23kg bags in Business Class. All customers, regardless of cabin class, have a limitation of one carry-on bag that must not exceed 10kg in weight or 55x20x20cm in size.
Baggage allowances may vary depending on departure city, membership status and cabin class – check with your Wendy Wu Tours expert or travel agent before departure.
Transferring through Incheon International Airport
Seoul’s ultra-modern and super-efficient Incheon International Airport was also rated 4th best airport in the world at the 2023 Skytrax awards offering treating guests to a host of innovative attractions, including themed gardens, a Korean street food area and even a skate rink.
Asiana Airlines operates a comprehensive transfer programme for those transiting onto another city. Economy Class customers can book the Incheon Transfer Lounge at a favourable 40% discount (Business Class lounge access is included for Business Suite and Business Class customers), those on a longer layover can join a free tour of Seoul and those staying at the airport can enjoy the many airport facilities including exhibitions and experiences, shops, restaurants, relaxation areas, transit hotels and shower rooms.
Air Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance group. Speak to your Wendy Wu Tours expert about flying with Air Asiana on your Japan or South Korea tour.
Scenic South Korea
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Bustling Seoul - Picturesque Busan - Gyeongju - 'the museum without walls' - Scenic Mt Seorak National Park