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Court Rules in Favor of Airport-stranded Angolan Family Seeking Refugee Status

Court Rules in Favor of Airport-stranded Angolan Family Seeking Refugee Status

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Overturning a lower court decision, a Seoul appellate court on Friday ruled in favor of an Angolan family stranded at the country’s main airport while applying for refugee status in the country after fleeing persecution in their homeland. The Seoul High Court ordered immigration officials to grant the family [...]

Incheon Airport to Test AI-based Identification at Security Checkpoints

Incheon Airport to Test AI-based Identification at Security Checkpoints

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport will begin test-running an artificial intelligence (AI)-based X-ray identification system in September to strengthen counterterrorism efforts. The government finalized the initiative along with a new counterterrorism action plan for the next six months on Monday at Central Government Complex in Seoul. The government, on top of the new [...]

No More Special Treatment for Chaebol at Airports

No More Special Treatment for Chaebol at Airports

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, the transport of goods by a third party on behalf of South Korean conglomerate (chaebol) heads will be banned completely. A new system will enable customs officials to monitor passageways for airport employees which, some say, acted as channels for smuggling. This is according to recommendations by [...]

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

SEJONG, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Air traffic controllers work to ensure the safe arrival and departure of aircraft. As even the slightest mistake can lead to a catastrophe, it’s a job that requires workers to be in top notch psychological health. The Air Traffic Management Office, which overlooks the welfare of air traffic controllers, [...]