Air carriers rushing to open new routes to improve profits

The Korea Times | Jan 16, 2020 at 6:26 AM
  • By Jun Ji-hye Air carriers here have been rushing to launch new routes in their diversification strategy aimed at expanding global networks and improving operating profits amid lower travel demand to Japan and a worsening industry environment, company officials said Thursday.
  • Budget carrier Eastar Jet will open a new regular Jeju-Shanghai route on Jan. 17 that will operate four days a week.
  • Air Seoul, a budget carrier unit of Asiana Airlines, opened a new route to Nha Trang and Hanoi in Vietnam in December.