Flag Carriers to Resume Limited Flights to Int'l Destinations

  • By Song Hye-jin

    June 15, 2021 10:37

    Korean airlines are resuming international flights as the government plans to open a "travel bubble" for vaccinated people with several countries.

    Asiana Airlines said Monday it will resume its service between Incheon and the U.S.-controlled Pacific island of Saipan on July 24, offering one flight a week. The route has been suspended since May last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flight will depart every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and return from Saipan at 4:00 p.m. the same day.

    Travelers showing proof of vaccination shots approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will be exempt from quarantine in Saipan.

    The airline said it plans to resume more international routes in the second half of this year.

    Korean Air has applied for authorization to resume regular flights from Incheon to Vladivostok in Russia's Far East, which have been halted since March 2020.

    Air Seoul will operate two flights a week between Incheon and Guam starting Aug. 12. T'way Air will resume flights to Guam and Saipan next month, while Air Busan plans to fly to Guam in September.

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