A record number of people are likely to go abroad over Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving. Even amid the economic slump, demand for airline tickets continues to rise and an increasing number of people plan to spend their holidays overseas.
Chuseok falls on Sept. 30 this year and many workers can enjoy up to five days off work including National Foundation Day on Oct. 3.
International flights during the holiday with Korean Air are almost fully booked, with the reservation rates for flights bound for Oceania and Europe rising to 99 percent and 94 percent, respectively.
Asiana Airlines also filled up 89.6 percent of its seats on international flights departing Sept. 28-30, and 86.8 percent for those leaving from Oct. 1.-3.
Flights bound for nearby Asian destinations are even more difficult to find tickets with Southeast Asia with 98.4 percent booked, Oceania (97.5 percent), and China (96 percent).