Asiana Airlines said Thursday it expects the number of passengers flying to Saipan on its planes under "travel bubble" rules will surpass a thousand.
Airlines are encouraging customers to use their rewards points by expanding the types of goods and services that can be bought with the unused mileage.
Domestic airlines are being allowed to get tough with passengers refusing to wear masks on planes.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, air traffic in the first half of this year declined by 5 percent on-year, but increased by 12 percent compared to the latter half of last year.
Neither airlines nor tour companies are counting on the Saipan travel bubble.
Korean Air Lines won the Airline of the Year Award from Air Transport World (ATW), a publication covering the global air transportation industry.
Eastar Jet will be acquired by Sung Jung, a property developer, according to local media reports on Thursday.
A consortium led by Kanglim, an equipment maker run by underwear company Ssangbangwool, was the only bidder in a Monday auction for cash-strapped budget carrier Eastar Jet.
Investors are rediscovering tour agencies and leisure-related companies as vaccinations lead to a resurrection of the travel industry.
A subsidy supporting the pay of airline workers ends soon, and carriers are scrambling to extend the special benefit as the companies have yet to recover from the pandemic.