Kalibo gets connected to Busan with Philippines Airlines.
Air Busan launches services on the route from Busan to Xi’an, its fourth Chinese destination.
Fuelled by the country’s export industries, South Korean international air travel outpaced the growth of domestic services within the last three years. At 48 million passengers, international air travel constituted more than a half of total traffic in 2012.
Family affair: Emily Cho (left), Jin Air’s SVP Marketing and PR, is the youngest daughter of Korean Air’s Head, Cho Yang-ho, which just happens to be the parent company of the Korean low-cost airline. Despite the family ties, Jin Air manages to compete on nearly 40% of its routes with the mother airline, including on the world’s busiest air route.
Lao Airlines inaugurates services from Vientiane to both Seoul Incheon and Busan in South Korea.
AirAsia Japan inaugurates daily services from Tokyo Narita to Busan in South Korea.
Asiana Airlines now flies from Seoul Incheon Airport to Vladivostok in Russia and from Busan to Okinawa.
Air Busan now flies to Macau in China from Busan in South Korea.
StarFlyer commences twice-daily services from Kitakyushu in Japan to Busan in South Korea.
Air Busan starts flying from Busan to Qingdao.
Delta Air Lines now flies between Honolulu and Fukuoka, from Busan to Saipan and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Liberia in Costa Rica.