Gales Ground Airplanes in Jeju

Some 20,000 passengers were stranded at Jeju Airport on Monday as gale-force winds pounded the island.

Some 372 of 417 flights were canceled until 9 p.m., starting with an Asiana flight from Gimpo due at 7:25 a.m., according to the Korea Airports Corporation. Korean Air, Asiana and Jeju Air canceled all their flights to and from Jeju that day.

Tourists are stranded at Jeju Airport as flights are canceled due to strong winds on the island on Monday. /Newsis Tourists are stranded at Jeju Airport as flights are canceled due to strong winds on the island on Monday. /Newsis

A gale warning was issued for Jeju Airport at 4:45 a.m. on Monday and a wind shear warning at 8:05 a.m.

The Jeju Airport predicted that there will be no problem with flights on Tuesday. Airlines said they are considering putting additional flights into service.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 03, 2014 09:13 KST