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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 [...]

No International Flights Run at Gimpo Airport on Thursday amid Virus Concerns

No International Flights Run at Gimpo Airport on Thursday amid Virus Concerns

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — No international flights operated at Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul on Thursday amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The airport used to operate five international routes, but following the COVID-19 outbreak the number was reduced to two. One line connecting to Shanghai is run by China Eastern Airlines, [...]

Airline Passenger Numbers Dive Sharply on S. Korea-Japan Routes

Airline Passenger Numbers Dive Sharply on S. Korea-Japan Routes

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Passenger numbers on commercial airline flights between South Korea and Japan plummeted on Monday, as the two countries began enforcing entry restrictions against each other’s citizens over new coronavirus concerns. Japan suspended its visa waiver program for South Koreans, effective Monday morning, and started asking them to stay at [...]