Korean Air to Partially Suspend Flights to Japan


Seoul, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Korean Air said Tuesday that it will suspend all flights on some routes linking Japan and South Korea as part of a drastic review of its services to respond to a fall in travel demand amid worsening bilateral relations.

The airline will suspend its Busan-Osaka flights from Sept. 16. Currently, 14 flights are operated on the route per week.

The routes linking South Korea's Jeju with Osaka and Narita International Airport near Tokyo will be suspended from Nov. 1. Korean Air operates three and four flights per week on the Jeju-Narita and Jeju-Osaka routes, respectively.

In late July, the airline announced that it will suspend its Busan-Sapporo flights from Sept. 3.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency quoted a Korean Air official as saying that the airline decided to adjust supply following a continued drop in demand for trips to Japan since the middle of July.

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