Low-cost carriers reduce flights as Omicron variant spreads

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Low-cost carriers reduce flights as Omicron variant spreads

Korea's low-cost carriers said Monday they have delayed or reduced their flights on international routes due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Air Seoul, a budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines, has delayed its planned flights to Guam from Jan. 29 to March 27.
Air Seoul has offered one flight a week, respectively, on the routes from Incheon to Qingdao and Yantai in China since the summer of 2020 to meet business travel demands.
Jeju Air, the country's biggest low-cost carrier, said it will continue to provide two flights a week on the Incheon-Guam route until Feb. 26. It had originally planned to provide four flights a week on the route from Jan. 27.
It also plans to operate flights on the Busan-Saipan route until Jan. 12, though the route resumed services on Dec. 29.
T'way Air has provided two flights a week on the Incheon-Saipan route but decided to suspend them until Jan. 28.
Korea has two full-service carriers — Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines — and 10 LCCs, including Jin Air, Air Busan, Eastar Jet, Fly Gangwon, Air Premia and Air Incheon.
Air Incheon is a cargo-focused carrier, and the nine other low-cost airlines are passenger carriers.
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