Japan Gets Lufthansa to Delete Dokdo Name on In-Flight Map

  • By Kim Jin-myung

    February 21, 2018 12:27

    Germany carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday it decided to delete the name "Dokdo" for Korea's easternmost islets on the maps that play on in-flight screens maps following a complaint from the Japanese government.

    But rather than use the Japanese name "Takeshima" for the Korean islets, as Tokyo demanded, Lufthansa will simply delete their name altogether.

    Lufthansa launched a Tokyo-Munich route in December last year and is flying an Airbus A350-900, whose software identifies the islets as Dokdo.

    The Japanese branch of Lufthansa said it "regrets" the incident and pledged to make the software revisions by this weekend.

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