SINGAPORE - Starting Feb 25, Korean Air will be offering direct flights to Milan and Rome from Seoul, three times a week on each route.
Flights to Milan will be increased to four times a week by end March.
The direct flights are a change from Korean Air's current service which plies the Seoul-Milan-Rome route.
Travellers can embark on a journey to Rome on the airline's B777-30ER aircraft.
The flights will depart from Seoul's Incheon airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4.10pm and arrive at Rome at 8.40pm on the same day.
The return flight will depart Rome on the same days at 10.20pm and arrive in Seoul Incheon at 5.20pm on the next day.
Flights to Milan will depart every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1.45pm.
Passengers will be travelling on an A330-200 aircraft and will reach Milan at 6.25pm on the same day.
The return flight will depart Milan on the same days at 8.30pm and arrive in Seoul Incheon at 3.50pm the next day.
The new flight routes will cut journey time and offer greater convenience for its business and leisure passengers, said Korean Air.