LCCs get right to operate more flights to ChinaKorea has granted low-cost carriers (LCCs) the right to sharply increase the number of their flights on much sought-after routes to China, heralding stiffer competition with full-service rivals.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport decided Thursday to allow budget carriers to operate an additional 118 flights on 30 new routes to China per week, while giving full-service carriers 21 more flights on eight routes. The ministry said its air traffic review committee made the decision in line with a Seoul-Beijing agreement to expand bilateral flights at their aviation talks in mid-March. The pact calls for raising the number of air routes between the neighbors to 66 from 57 and expanding weekly flights to 588 from 449.
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