Air Busan will inaugurate flights between Busan and Tokyo Narita on June 23, two months after it had originally planned to commence the new route. The South Korean carrier had initially proposed an April 28 start date for the daily link but has never opened reservations for the flight and latterly deferred the launch following last month’s earthquake. This will be Air Busan’s fifth international route. It already offers flights from Busan to Cebu, Fukuoka, Osaka Kansai and Taipei, as well as domestic connections to Jeju and Seoul.
The Busan – Tokyo Narita route is already served daily by Delta Air Lines (a former Northwest Airlines route inherited following the airlines’ merger) and Korean Air and twice daily by Japan Airlines. An estimated 382,000 O&D passengers utilised these flights over the past year, a 12.8 per cent rise over the previous 12 month period.
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