Peach Aviation to Halt 3 Routes Connecting Japan, S. Korea

Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese budget airline Peach Aviation will suspend three routes connecting Japan and South Korea, it was learned Friday.

The suspension by the unit of ANA Holdings Inc. <9202> is due to a drop in the number of South Korean visitors to Japan, reflecting the soured ties between Tokyo and Seoul.

It will be the first time for a Japanese airline to cancel flight services to and from South Korea due to worsening bilateral relations.

Another factor behind the move is that trips to Japan are becoming more expensive due to the weakening of the won against the yen.

The route between New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, and Incheon International Airport, near Seoul, will be suspended from Oct. 28 and the route connecting Kansai International Airport near the western Japan city of Osaka with South Korea's Busan will be halted from Jan. 7, 2020.

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