SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Aircraft circled above South Korea on Thursday afternoon waiting for the English listening portion of the College Scholastic Aptitude Test to be completed.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has banned all airplane takeoffs and landings for 40 minutes from 1:05 p.m. to ensure that no noise disturbs the English listening test.
Aircraft in flight had to circle at an altitude of at least 3,000 meters during this time.
Jeju Air Flight 7C621 from Gunsan, Jeju Air Flight 7C801 from Cheongju, and Busan Air Flight BX8029 from Gimpo circled above the west coast of Jeju Island.
Jeju Air Flight 7C113 from Gimpo and Busan Air Flight BX8045 from Gimpo circled around the northern coast of Jeju Island as they waited for the listening portion of the test to end.
No airplane departed during this time.
With the end of the listening proficiency exam, all aircraft were directed to land at Jeju’s airport.
Aircraft on standby at Jeju Airport also began to depart.
Government officials said a total of 24 domestic flights from or to Jeju International Airport had their schedules changed for the examination.
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