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Airplanes Required to Adopt Tougher Antivirus Measures, Mask Mandates

Airplanes Required to Adopt Tougher Antivirus Measures, Mask Mandates

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Airplanes will be required to adopt stronger antivirus measures and impose actions against passengers who refuse to wear masks to enhance in-flight safety, the transport ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Land said it will adopt the strengthened safety regulations on flights beginning Aug. 9 to [...]

Taiwanese Tourists Enjoy Jeju Island from Sky Above

Taiwanese Tourists Enjoy Jeju Island from Sky Above

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Under circumstances in which international trips remain halted due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, an extraordinary flight event was held for a group of Taiwanese tourists. The Taipei Office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with Taiwanese travel agency Ezfly International Travel Agent Co. and low-cost [...]

Korean Air to Suspend Flights to Washington amid Virus Fallout

Korean Air to Suspend Flights to Washington amid Virus Fallout

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s national flag carrier, said Wednesday it will suspend flights on the Incheon-Washington route from mid-April due to the impact of the coronavirus. Korean Air plans to stop serving flights from Incheon to Washington, D.C., starting April 13, with the suspension scheduled to last [...]

S. Korean Airlines Halt 57 pct of China Routes on Coronavirus

S. Korean Airlines Halt 57 pct of China Routes on Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A deadly new coronavirus has prompted South Korean airlines to suspend more than half of their flight services to China, industry sources said Tuesday. As of Tuesday, industry leader Korean Air Lines Co. and seven other carriers have temporarily suspended 57 out of their 100 routes to the neighboring [...]

New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

New Aviation Security Law to Lock Up Air Rage Offenders for Ten Years

SEJONG, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A revised bill to Korea’s aviation security law was passed on Thursday, after rising concerns over an increasing number of air rage incidents on flights to and from Korea, an initiative that specifies legal punishment for those violating the law.  Punishment for air rage assaults that threaten the safety [...]

Korean Air Revises Rules to Allow More Use of Force against In-Flight Violence

Korean Air Revises Rules to Allow More Use of Force against In-Flight Violence

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s largest flag carrier Korean Air Lines Co. said Tuesday that it has instructed its flight attendants to more actively consider the use of force, including tasers, during cases of in-flight violence.  The move follows a widely publicized incident where a 35-year-old South Korean man went on a [...]

S. Korea’s Air Passenger Traffic Reaches Record High

S. Korea’s Air Passenger Traffic Reaches Record High

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s air passenger traffic has reached a new high on a sharp increase in international passengers to and from the country, the transportation ministry said Monday.  Air passenger traffic has already reached over 100 million as of Monday, breaching the 100 million mark for the first time in [...]