South Korea and Japan have agreed to reopen an air route between Seoul’s Gimpo and Tokyo’s Haneda airports after more than two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The South Korean Ministry of Transport Gave This Information on Wednesday
Flight service between the two airports will resume eight times per week from next Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
The ministry said South Korea’s two major airlines ‘Korean Air and Asiana Airlines’ and their counterparts ‘Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways’ will operate the route.
Keeping in mind the demand and preparedness of the aircraft, the number of flights will be increased in phases starting from next month.
In 2019, There Were A Total of 21 Regular Flights By the Four Airlines Every Week
The ministry said Seoul and Tokyo were in close consultation on the resumption of the major route, which has been suspended since March 2020, and that they agreed to reopen during a virtual meeting between their airline executives on Tuesday .
Last month, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol expressed hope of resumption of flights to strengthen bilateral exchanges during a meeting with the Japanese parliamentary delegation.