Voice of concern from users to halve Korea-Okinawa flights due to deterioration of Japan-Korea relations August 23, 17:12
As Japan-Korea relations deteriorate, several airlines have decided to temporarily suspend or reduce flights between Okinawa and South Korea. By the end of next month, the number of flights will be halved, and users are worried about the impact.
Along with the decline in demand due to the worsening of Japan-Korea relations, major Korean airlines, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Korean LCCs, etc., will be temporarily suspended or reduced flights from late this month. I have decided.
According to airlines and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Naha Airport Office, there have been 73 round-trip flights a week on the route connecting Naha and Seoul, Busan and Daegu. It means to halve.
According to the Japan Tourism Agency, the number of Korean tourists who visited Okinawa and stayed last year was the fifth largest in the country, with a total of more than 1.32 million, and users were concerned about the impact at Naha Airport. It was.
Among them, a university student in Nakagusuku Village, Okinawa, who is heading to Seoul, said, “Sorry that the number of flights decreases because I like Korea, K-POP and want to go live together.” .
In addition, a 68-year-old man from Onna village, Okinawa Prefecture, who returned from Korea, said, “I think there will be some impact from the reduced stool, but so far we have had friendly relationships in various ways. I want you to repair the relationship. "