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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, [...]

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 [...]