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Passengers to Have Security Interview at Airport for U.S. Visit

Passengers to Have Security Interview at Airport for U.S. Visit

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — All passengers bound for the United States will be required to undergo a security interview at airports in their countries amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks, the transport ministry said Tuesday. On June 28, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) asked airlines across the world to carry out a [...]

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

S. Korea to Build New Terminal at Gimpo Airport by 2025

S. Korea to Build New Terminal at Gimpo Airport by 2025

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will build a new terminal at Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul to handle growing travel demand, the transportation ministry said Friday.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation made the decision as it judged the current facilities at Gimpo unable to meet growing travel demand, particularly [...]

Incheon Airport Sees Record Number of Daily Passengers

Incheon Airport Sees Record Number of Daily Passengers

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main gateway, saw its record number of daily passengers renewed this week, airport officials said Monday, with a large number of spring vacation travelers.  The number of passengers arriving at and departing from the airport reached 200,868 on Sunday, the highest daily tally since [...]

Seoul to Allow Active Use of Full Body Scanners at Airports Despite Opposition

Seoul to Allow Active Use of Full Body Scanners at Airports Despite Opposition

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is moving to require active use of full body scanners at its major international airports, the government said Friday, despite opposition from human rights activists that has effectively limited the use of the device over the past six years.  The government first introduced full body scanners in [...]

Seoul to Introduce Systematic Management of Air Traffic to Reduce Flight Delays

Seoul to Introduce Systematic Management of Air Traffic to Reduce Flight Delays

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will set up a new air traffic flow management system before the end of next year to enhance airport safety while also improving airline services by greatly reducing flight delays, the government said Monday.  Such a system will be up and running before the end of July [...]

Incheon Airport Sets Single-Day Record in Takeoffs, Landings

Incheon Airport Sets Single-Day Record in Takeoffs, Landings

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of single-day takeoffs and landings at Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main gateway, surpassed the 1,000 mark for the first time over the weekend, the airport operator said Tuesday.  Incheon airport, located west of Seoul, reported a total of 1,020 takeoffs and landings on Sunday. The number [...]