2,000 planes flew over Korea per day in first half of 2018

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2,000 planes flew over Korea per day in first half of 2018

About 2,000 planes flew over Korea per day on average during the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The transport ministry’s data, released on Monday, showed that a total of 394,000 planes travelled over the country, including those that landed on Korean soil and those that were just passing by, up 5.4 percent compared to a year ago.

Monthly traffic for the first half reached its peak in May, when 68,000 planes flew over Korea.

The transport ministry’s data also showed that a total of 27,100 airplanes flew in and out of Korea during that period, up 8.6 percent from the same period last year. On a daily basis, 1,499 planes flew in and out of the country.

An official from the transport ministry said that international airplane traffic is likely to increase in the second half and is expected to reach a historic high.

By Choi Hyung-jo

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