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South Korea to Allow International Flight Tours

South Korea to Allow International Flight Tours

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will allow international flight tours that involve passing through foreign airspace without landing until December of next year. This new measure was set up for airlines, tourism agencies and duty-free shops struggling with the coronavirus. The measure may be subject to early termination if the [...]

Trip.com Partners with Global Airlines to Maximize Customer Benefits and Propel Travel Recovery

Trip.com Partners with Global Airlines to Maximize Customer Benefits and Propel Travel Recovery

SINGAPORE, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Trip.com, a leading international online travel service provider, has partnered with international airline brands to bring more benefits to loyalty program members. Throughout the past year, Trip.com has entered into partnerships with top airline brands to offer their loyalty and frequent flyer program members rewards and access to deals [...]

Airlines Introduce Fly-over Programs to Overcome Coronavirus Pandemic

Airlines Introduce Fly-over Programs to Overcome Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The airline industry is attempting to overcome the devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic by offering ‘flight without destination’ programs travelling through domestic airspace and returning to the airport of departure. The ‘A380 Flight Tour’ by Asiana Airlines Inc., a two-hour journey through domestic airspace, sold out only [...]

Gov’t Provides Further Support for Virus-hit Airlines

Gov’t Provides Further Support for Virus-hit Airlines

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will provide further financial support for airlines hit by the new coronavirus outbreak on the condition that they push for self-help measures and keep their workforces, the transport ministry said Thursday. The government hopes that the additional financial package, including tax benefits, subsidies for employment and reduction [...]

S. Korea’s Full-server Carriers Tipped to Swing to Q2 Profit amid LCCs’ Struggles

S. Korea’s Full-server Carriers Tipped to Swing to Q2 Profit amid LCCs’ Struggles

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, South Korea’s two full-service airlines are expected to swing to a profit for the second quarter on increased cargo demand, industry sources said Wednesday. But seven low-cost carriers (LCCs) are widely predicted to suffer greater setbacks in the April-June period as the COVID-19 outbreak has [...]

S. Korea to Establish Airline Cooperative Next Year to Increase Sustainability

S. Korea to Establish Airline Cooperative Next Year to Increase Sustainability

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to establish a cooperative to empower the South Korean airline industry, which is facing a major crisis driven by the coronavirus. “We began to prepare to amend the Aviation Business Act to establish airline cooperatives and introduce flight assurance programs,” said a source from the Ministry [...]