Cebu Airport celebrated the inaugural Jeju Air departure on the South Korean carrier’s new route to Muan on 22 December. Flights will operate five times weekly on this 2,754-kilometre sector facing no direct competition. This was one of six new routes launched by the LCC between 19 December and 23 December 2018.
- Jeju Air launched six new routes in the space of four days in late December, including two new links each from its home market of South Korea to the Philippines and Taiwan, and one each to Malaysia and Thailand. Frequencies on the sectors range from two weekly flights to daily services. All flights are operated by the South Korean LCC’s 737-800s. Only the two routes from Muan (MWX) will see no direct competition. The longest of the new sectors is the 3,397-kilometre connection between Muan and Kota Kinabalu (BKI), while the shortest is the 1,395-kilometre link from Daegu (TAE) to Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). The average sector length across the six routes is 2,482 kilometres. See how Cebu Airport’s FTWA compares to other entries from around the globe.
||Seoul Incheon (ICN)
||Chiang Mai (CNX)
||Korean Air (7)
||Taipei Taoyuan (TPE)
||Eastar Jet (3)
||Air Busan (7), t’way air (7), Tigerair Taiwan (2)
|Seoul Incheon (ICN)
||Asiana Airlines (7), Jin Air (7), Philippine Airlines (7), t’way air (7)
||Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 8 January 2019. WF = Weekly frequencies.