S. Korea's T'way Air to Halt 4 Routes to Japan's Kyushu

Economy

Kumamoto/Oita/Saga, July 23 (Jiji Press)--South Korean low-cost carrier T'way Air will suspend some regular flights connecting South Korea and three airports in Japan's Kyushu southwestern region.

The decision, announced by the Seoul-based carrier on Monday, apparently came as an increasingly number of people in South Korea are refraining from traveling to Japan amid deteriorating relations between the two countries.

Four routes, Kumamoto-Daegu, Oita-Busan, Oita-Muan and Saga- Busan, which went into service in November and December last year will be suspended. On each route, T'way has been operating three to four round trips a week.

Flights connecting the three Japanese airports and Seoul will be continued.

"There is no prospect for a resumption of flights in or after late October, when the winter schedule starts," an official of the Kumamoto prefectural government said.

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