EastarJet became the first low-cost carrier to fly between the capitals of South Korea and Japan when it launched daily flights on the highly competitive route between Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita. The event gained a large media interest, as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Tokyo Narita.
- EastarJet, the South Korean low-cost carrier, on 1 July began operating between the capitals of South Korea and Japan. The airline now flies daily between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) with its 149-seat 737-700s, facing competition from six other airlines, all operating at frequencies between daily and four times daily. Notably, no other low-cost carrier operates the route.