Air Busan and Jin Air See Fifty Percent Rise in Passengers Over Last Year


An increase in the use of budget airlines helped drive Korea’s overall air passenger traffic up by 8.7 percent last month from a year earlier with 8.84 million passengers in February.

“It was mainly due to an increase in flights offered by budget airlines,” a travel ministry official said.

Jin Air and Air Busan did especially well with 1.61 million passengers — a nearly 50 percent rise from 1.07 million served the year before, according to Yonhap.

Traffic on international routes rose 11.6 percent to 6.53 million in February from 5.85 million a year earlier; while passengers on domestic routes rose to 2.31 million, up 1.1 percent from 2.28 million.



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