Korean Air to cut flights to Japan while providing more flights to China and South East Asia

By | August 22, 2019


Korean Air has followed other local airlines,
and cutting flights to Japan. The on-going boycott against Tokyo is seen
as the main reason behind the decision. Seo Eunkyung takes a closer look. Korean Air said on Tuesday that it is suspending
some routes to Japan starting September this year. Flights from Busan to Osaka will be indefinitely
suspended from September 16th while routes from Jeju to Narita as well as Jeju to Osaka
will be suspended from November 1st. Some other routes to Japan will be halted
temporarily. The national flag carrier plans to stop services
on the Incheon to Komatsu and Incheon to Kagoshima routes from September 29th to November 16th
and halt flights on the Incheon to Asahikawa route from September 29th to October 26th. In an effort to offset lower customer demand
to Japan, the company has decided to increase the number of flights to alternative destinations
including China and South East Asia. The company plans to open new routes to the
Chinese cities of Zhangjiajie, Hangzhou and Nanjing and increase the number of flights
on the Incheon-Beijing route from 14 flights a week to 17 flights a week. It also plans to launch a route from Incheon
to Clark Field in the Philippines from October 27. Korean Air will increase its number of flights
from Incheon to Da Nang in Vietnam to 21 times a week and from Incheon to Chiang Mai in Thailand
to 11 times a week. As of now, eight Korean carriers including
Korean Air and Asiana Airlines have decided to cut flights to Japan. About 60 routes to Japan will see reductions. Amid the on-going trade spat between Seoul
and Tokyo, lower travel demand to Japan looks like it’ll persist for the time being. Seo Eunkyung, Arirang News.

4 thoughts on “Korean Air to cut flights to Japan while providing more flights to China and South East Asia

  1. Nioka Post author

    The bankruptcy of a major company generates huge waves surging upon entire Korea. Good day to you!

    Reply
  2. tak yam Post author

    Is it okay if I strangle myself?
    You don't think it's easy to find an alternative destination …

    Reply
  3. Nori Watanabe Post author

    Adieu! Korean Air and other LCCs won't be able to come back to Japan even if they want in the future. Du to rising inbound popularity, the number of slots for flights in Japanese airports is limited, redistributed to other non-Korean airliners.

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