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Incheon Airport to Invest 4.2 tln Won in Expansion, Upgrades by 2023

Incheon Airport to Invest 4.2 tln Won in Expansion, Upgrades by 2023

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport Corp. said Thursday it will invest 4.2 trillion won (US$3.7 billion) to build a fourth runway and expand facilities by 2023. The airport began operations in 2001 and opened its second terminal in January to meet rapid air passenger growth. It currently handles 72 million travelers [...]

Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese national who was waiting for a connecting flight out of Incheon International Airport was apprehended after sneaking past immigration and then getting cold feet. According to immigration officials, the Chinese national who arrived in Incheon from Qingdao, China jumped over an immigration counter that was one meter [...]

Incheon Airport Introduces “AIRSTAR,” Passenger Aiding Robot

Incheon Airport Introduces “AIRSTAR,” Passenger Aiding Robot

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport opened a new era of “smart airports” by introducing “AIRSTAR,” a second-generation robot that can help airline passengers navigate the airport during a trial demonstration that took place yesterday in the third-floor departures hall. During the demonstration, AIRSTAR was seen leading passengers to their airline’s check-in [...]

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Red ginseng was the most popular product among Chinese shoppers at Korea’s airport duty-free shops, according to a survey by Shinsegae Duty Free’s Incheon Airport branch. In addition, Japanese visitors favored dried laver products, while Southeast Asian tourists said they liked “Honey Butter Almond” products the most. According to [...]

Incheon Airport, Duty-Free Operators in Deadlock Over Rental Fees

Incheon Airport, Duty-Free Operators in Deadlock Over Rental Fees

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The operator of Incheon International Airport and small duty-free shop operators are at odds over rental fees for concessions at South Korea’s main gateway, industry sources said Thursday. The small and medium-sized operators of duty-free stores at the airport’s Terminal 1 have recently demanded the Incheon International Airport Corp. cut their rent by 37.5 percent, far above the 27.9 percent cut offered by the [...]

Incheon International Airport Cited for Most Delays Among Major Hubs: Report

Incheon International Airport Cited for Most Delays Among Major Hubs: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) –South Korea’s main international gateway, Incheon International Airport, has been cited for having the worst on-time performance among major hub airports, a report showed Monday. According to the report by Flightstats Inc., a global flight information service provider, the airport located west of Seoul ranked 44th in terms of departure [...]

Incheon Airport to Offer Emergency Medical Services During PyeongChang Olympics

Incheon Airport to Offer Emergency Medical Services During PyeongChang Olympics

INCHEON, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwie) — Incheon Airport will provide emergency medical services during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. According to the Incheon city government, medical staff from four local general hospitals including Gachon University Gil Hospital, Inha University Hospital, International St. Mary’s Hospital and Gumdan Top General Hospital will be dispatched to [...]