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Korean Air to Halt More Flights to China amid Virus Woes

Korean Air to Halt More Flights to China amid Virus Woes

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean airlines are facing further challenges after the government imposed stricter entry restrictions to fight the spreading coronavirus outbreak. Korean Air Co., South Korea’s biggest airline and national flag carrier, said Monday it will temporarily suspend all flights on the Incheon-Beijing route from Saturday to April 25, leaving [...]

S. Korean Airlines Feared to Suffer Big Losses from Virus

S. Korean Airlines Feared to Suffer Big Losses from Virus

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines are expected to suffer huge losses from the coronavirus outbreak that has sent demand for international air travel into a free fall. The Korea Civil Aviation Association recently estimated that the local aviation industry’s losses from the fast-spreading disease may snowball to slightly over 5 trillion [...]

Japan’s Entry Restrictions Deal Bigger Blow to Airlines, Travel Agencies

Japan’s Entry Restrictions Deal Bigger Blow to Airlines, Travel Agencies

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s entry restrictions for visitors from South Korea are dealing another blow to airlines and travel agencies already hit by the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, the companies said Friday. Local airlines and travel agencies have been struggling with a sharp decline in air travel demand for more than a month [...]

Airlines Extend Flght Suspensions, Halt More amid Virus Fears

Airlines Extend Flght Suspensions, Halt More amid Virus Fears

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines said Tuesday they will extend flight suspensions to China and halt more flights on international routes due to the growing impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. With no end in sight for the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s biggest airline [...]

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Daegu over Virus Fears

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Daegu over Virus Fears

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines have suspended or plan to halt flights to the country’s southeastern city of Daegu, where hundreds of new coronavirus infections have been reported over the weekend. Korean Air Lines Co., the country’s biggest full-service carrier, canceled its flights to Daegu from the southern resort island of [...]

Coronavirus Hits S. Korean Airline Industry Hard

Coronavirus Hits S. Korean Airline Industry Hard

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines are on alert as the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow. The Covid-19 outbreak comes with airlines already reeling from cutting flights to Japan as Korea and Japan were locked in diplomatic strife last summer. Now, flights to destinations in China and Southeast Asia are also threatened. [...]