published: 2017-03-16 10:38:52 항공사들 中•韓 노선 대거 감편…하늘길도 좁아져 Korea’s major airlines have started canceling flights connecting Korea and China in the same week that Chinese travel agencies stopped offering group travel packages to Korea as part of the Chinese government’s economic retaliation against the THAAD missile defense system. It also appears that China’s cruise ships have also been ordered to stop sailing for Korea. Our Kim Jung-soo has the details. Korean Air will temporarily suspend 79 flights on a route between Incheon in Korea and Hefei in China… starting Thursday and going on until April 23rd. The suspension accounts for more than six-point-five percent of Korean Air’s total flights between the two countries. A Korean Air official said the flights had been cancelled following a noticeable drop in demand from Chinese customers, and said the company will try to make new routes connecting Korea and East Asian countries to compensate for the losses.
Asiana Airlines has also canceled over 90 flights from March 15th to April 30th.