The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has recently allowed South Korean low-cost carriers (LCCs) to launch new flight services to China.
The LCCs made nine requests for new services earlier and the CAAC accepted some requests on Sept. 10 after its Aug. 13 announcement. At that time, the CAAC said that every request for new flight, service expansion and non-scheduled flight would be rejected until Sept. 10.
South Korean airlines are planning to accelerate their preparation for new flights. For example, Jeju Air is going to launch new flights soon between Incheon and Harbin and between Busan and Muan and Zhangjiajie and T’way Air is going to do so between Daegu and Zhangjiajie, Eastar Jet between Incheon and Zhengzhou, and Air Seoul between Incheon and Zhangjiajie.
“Some requests are yet to be accepted,” one of the airlines explained, adding, “The remaining applications are expected to be accepted in the near future.”