April 19, 2021 13:09
Cash-strapped airlines will offer unexpectedly popular flights to nowhere from more airports.
So far such flights have taken off and landed again only at Incheon International Airport, but the international airports of Gimpo, Daegu and Gimhae will also offer them from May, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Sunday.
Passengers spend two or three hours cruising around foreign airspace so they can have a glimpse of distant shores out of the window and land where they started.
The government allowed the flights to support the aviation industry and spur private consumption amid the coronavirus pandemic. Passengers can also buy duty-free products on board.
Seven Korean airlines have had about 8,000 passengers on 75 flights since December.
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