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Korean Air sharply cuts Japan routes and expands Southeast Asia and China routes

2019-08-20T01:52:57.988Z

Korean Air has said it will adjust supply of some routes in light of the diminishing demand for Japanese routes due to the crunch in Korea-Japan relations. Korean Air will be in service from Busan to Osaka, which will operate 14 times a week starting next month.


Korean Air has said it will adjust supply of some routes in light of the diminishing demand for Japanese routes due to the crunch in Korea-Japan relations.

Korean Air will be in service from Busan to Osaka, which will operate 14 times a week starting next month.

From November 1, the service will stop on the Jeju-Narita route, which operates three times a week, and the Jeju-Osaka route, which operates four times a week.

Some routes do not operate for a limited time.

The Incheon-Komatsu route, which operates three times a week, and the Incheon-Kagoshima route, which runs three times a week, will stop from 29th to October 26th next month.

There are also reduced flights.

The Osaka and Fukuoka routes, which operated 28 times a week from Incheon, will be cut back 21 times a week from October 27 to November 16.

In addition, the Incheon-Okinawa route operated seven times a week from 29th to November 16th of next month, while the Busan-Narita route operated four times a week and the Busan-Fukuoka route operated seven times a week.

Instead, Korean Air decided to use the supply power, which had been afforded by reduced Japanese routes, to Southeast Asia, Oceania and China routes in line with the start of the winter schedule.

Korean Air will launch seven new flights a week from Incheon to Clark (Philippines) on October 27.

In addition, it plans to increase the number of flights from Incheon to Da Nang (Vietnam) seven times a week for a total of 21 times a week. Plan to fly.

We plan to increase the number of new services on Chinese routes.

We are launching new flights three times a week on the Incheon-Zhangjiajie route, three times a week on the Incheon-Hangzhou route, and four times a week on the Incheon-Nanjing route.

In addition, we plan to operate 17 times a week on the Incheon-Beijing route, which has increased three times a week.

The Incheon-Brisbane (Australia) route, which is an oceanic route, will be expanded twice a week and will be operated seven times a week.

Supply of some domestic flights will also increase.

The Pohang-Jeju route is scheduled to operate seven times a week, and the Ulsan-Jeju route is scheduled to operate seven times a week, twice a week.

Earlier in July, Korean Air announced that it will stop operating flights between Busan and Sapporo from the 3rd of next month in consideration of the deterioration of Korea-Japan relations and the demand for air.

In just over a month, we have taken additional measures to drastically reduce our flights to Japan.

A Korean Air official said, "The supply adjustment is due to the decrease in demand for travel in Japan that continues after mid-July."

As the demand for passengers on Japanese routes has declined in the wake of Japan's export restrictions, the airlines have decided to reduce Japan's skyways.

To date, all eight national airlines (Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, T-way Airlines, Star Air, Air Busan, and Air Seoul) have decided to cut routes to Japan.

More than 60 Japanese routes are included in the reduction.

Source: sbskr

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