Air Seoul launched flights to Fukuoka on 27 August. Seen showing off her golfing skills to the media, inaugural flight crew and VIPs, is Shin-Ae Ahn, Professional Golfer and Ambassador for Air Seoul. The South Korean LCC will offer six weekly flights between Seoul Incheon and Fukuoka using its fleet of A321s.
- Air Seoul has made Fukuoka (FUK) it latest destination in Japan, beginning a six times weekly service to the city from its home base at Seoul Incheon (ICN) on 27 August. The airline will increase its frequency on the 562-kilometre sector to a daily rotation from 25 September based on OAG schedules. Air Seoul is planning to operate its latest city pair using its fleet of A321s, with it expected to go head-to-head with six other carriers on the sector, namely Jin Air (four times daily), Jeju Air (26 times weekly), Asiana Airlines and Korean Air (both three times daily), t’way air (15 times weekly) and Eastar Jet (twice-daily). Along with Fukuoka, the airline already flies to Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Miho-Yonago, Nagasaki, Osaka Kansai, Shizuoka, Takamatsu, Tokyo Narita and Yamaguchi Ube in Japan from its home base. The airline did fly to Sapporo Chitose with a seasonal service until 17 August, however the airline has not indicated whether it will reinstate this route from S19. However, while Sapporo Chitose is not appearing in the carrier’s online booking engine, the platform does show that the carrier is planning to begin flights to Okinawa from 21 September.