19:50 6 September 2016
KITAKYUSHU, Japan, Sept. 6, Kyodo
South Korean low-cost carrier Jin Air said Tuesday it will launch regular flights connecting Kitakyushu in southwestern Japan with Busan and Seoul.
One daily round-trip flight between Kitakyushu and Busan will begin Oct. 30, and four round-trip services per week between the Japanese city and Seoul will start Dec. 12. The LCC will upgrade the flights from and to Seoul to a daily service from next Feb. 4.
Jin Air’s Busan flight will be the first international service for Kitakyushu Airport since Japan’s Star Flyer Inc. halted its flights to Busan in March 2014.
It is also the first LCC service for the airport since South Korea’s LCC Jeju Air Co. discontinued its flight from Seoul in April 2012.
“Amid increasing demand from South Korea, we’ve come to take an interest in Kitakyushu Airport, which is open 24 hours,” Choi Jung Ho, chief executive officer of Jin Air, said at a press conference at the airport.
“We’d like people in South Korea to get to know Kitakyushu better because tourist destinations such as Yamaguchi and Oita are also close,” he said.
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