Gimpo-Haneda route to be resumed in 2 years and 3 months

기사입력 : 2022-06-23 09:39

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Gimpo International Airport International Airport in Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Photo=NEWSIS
Gimpo International Airport International Airport in Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Photo=NEWSIS
The Gimpo-Haneda route, which has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be resumed for the first time in 2 years and 3 months.

The Transport Ministry and the Tourism Ministry announced on the 22nd that they have agreed with the Japanese government to operate the Gimpo-Haneda route 8 times a week from June 29.

Korean Air [003490] and Japanese airlines have suspended the Gimpo-Haneda route for more than 2 years since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Korean Air will operate the Gimpo-Haneda route twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday, and Asiana Airlines [020560] will operate on Wednesday and Friday, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways will also resume the Gimpo-Haneda route twice a week.

Considering the increased demand and airlines’ schedule, the two countries will gradually increase the number of flights from next month.

The Gimpo-Haneda route, which was first operated in 2003, is a symbolic route for Korea and Japan’s bilateral relations. The main airport of Seoul is Incheon Airport and Japan is Narita Airport in Japan, but Gimpo and Haneda airports have better access to the city center.

The Gimpo-Haneda route is a major route with high business demand, and is called the “Golden Route” with its high boarding rate of 98% during the peak season. In 2019, flights for the Gimpo-Haneda route were operated 21 times a week.


By Global Economic Reporter Jin-joo Jeong ; Translate by Gounee Yang