Korean airlines will not enforce cancelation fees in MERS cases

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Korean airlines will not enforce cancelation fees in MERS cases

Local airlines said they will exempt passengers infected with or suspected of having Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) from paying cancellation fees on flights as the outbreak of the virus continues to pick up steam in Korea.

Korean Air said on Friday that it won’t charge fees for confirmed or suspected patients as long as their date of departure is before Sept. 30. Asiana Airlines announced the same measure, if the departure date is before July 15.

The announcement is the latest measure in response to the rapid spread of MERS. Korea’s two largest flight carriers earlier vowed to screen against the virus and enforce quarantine efforts.

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