June 03, 2014 09:13
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.
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.
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