SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A record number of people traveled through Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main gateway, over the Lunar New Year’s holiday that ends Wednesday, the airport said.
This year, the holiday lasted five days, including the weekend, prompting a large number of people to travel at home and abroad. Between Friday and Tuesday, more than 780,000 people passed through the airport, according to the Incheon International Airport Corp.
On average, more than 160,000 travelers visited the airport per day, the largest number ever for the airport, which opened in 2001.
The airport said it expects some 170,000 people to pass through the airport Wednesday, bringing the total to 950,000 over the entire holiday period.