S. Korea's Asiana Airlines to offer flight service solely for Chinese tourists

13:23, September 13, 2010      

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Asiana Airlines of South Korea will launch a plane exclusively for Chinese tourists visiting the country, in a bid to draw more Chinese tourists after the government's decision to ease visa restrictions for visitors from China.

According to Asiana Airlines on Monday, it will operate the A320, a new plane that seats 143 passengers, linking Incheon to Jeju Island starting Oct. 1.

The new service will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays next month, and after that the company will consider offering the service on a daily basis.

With the launch of the new plane, Chinese tourists visiting South Korea will be able to make a direct trip to Jeju Island from Incheon International Airport.

Asiana Airlines' move comes as the number of Chinese tourists to South Korea is on the rise after the South Korean government's eased restrictions on issuing visas to Chinese visitors.

Asiana Airlines posted an average occupancy rate of 83.6 percent for its China flights last month, carrying nearly 300,000 passengers.

South Korea last month began issuing more visas and simplifying immigrations procedures for Chinese visitors in a bid to lure more tourists.

Asiana Airlines currently operates 30 routes to 22 Chinese cities.

Source: Xinhua


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