THE only direct service from South Korea to Scotland will return to Glasgow Airport this summer with an increased capacity.

Flag carrier Korean Air and tour operator Hanjin Travel have announced the return of the service following last year’s landmark decision to operate three inbound charter flights to Glasgow from Seoul.

The addition of a fourth flight to this year’s inbound-only charter service further strengthens Glasgow’s reputation as the country’s leading long-haul hub and will see the airport once again become a gateway to Scotland for more than 1,300 South Korean tourists during July and August.

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The first service from Seoul will start on July 26 with the remaining three flights arriving throughout August.

Hanjin Travel is one of South Korea’s largest travel firms and has played a major role in developing their tourism industry.

In recent years it has extended its European network with the launch of Oslo and Marseille services.