This year is to see the first direct commercial charter flights between Korea and Latvia operated by KOREAN AIR. The three flights have been scheduled for 24 May, 31 May and 7 June, and they are organised by HANJIN TRAVEL, one of the largest Korean tour agencies, with support from the Latvian Embassy to the Republic of Korea, the Tourism Department of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), Riga International Airport, and Riga Tourism Development Bureau LIVE RIGA.
These will be the first direct commercial flight between the capital cities of Latvia and the Republic of Korea, expected to carry about 700 passengers. Travel packages are sold by HANJIN TRAVEL and its agents’ offices, and online at: http://www.kaltour.com/ProductPlan/Index?exiSeq=4103.
Travellers will have the opportunity to visit all three Baltic States by choosing between two offers.
Koreans are active travellers and are open to exploring new destinations. Since the Latvian Embassy in the Republic of Korea was opened in the late 2015, it has been cooperating with the LIAA Tourism Department, LIVE RIGA and other partners to attract tourists from Korea through organising tourism seminars, taking part in travel fairs and offering a hands-on experience of the country during exploration trips to Latvia.
A brochure on Latvia has been produced in the Korean language, and Baltic maps and a Riga brochure have been translated; these publications will be made available for each passenger of the charter flights.
In the late 2018 in New York, the Foreign Ministers of Latvia and the Republic of Korea signed the Air Traffic Agreement, which was ratified by the Latvian Parliament in January 2019. The coming into force of the agreement establishes the legal framework for launching direct flights between the two countries.
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Korea
Address: 29, Hannam-daero 36-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04417, Republic of Korea
Telephone: (02) 2-2022-3800
Fax: (02) 2-2022-3803