South Korea’s air traffic soared from a year earlier in the third quarter on a sharp increase in international flights, the South Korean Herald reports.
In the July-September period, the country’s overall air traffic came to 192,913 flights, up 15.2 percent from the same period last year, according to transport ministry figures.
In the three months ended September 30, international flights to and from South Korea jumped 23.6 per cent on-year to 117,863 for a daily average of 1,281 flights.
Domestic flights gained 5.6 per cent on-year to 63,079 over the cited period, while international flights passing through the country’s airspace slipped 2.9 per cent to 11,971.
“Air traffic increased 15.2 percent from the same period last year in the third quarter due to a high demand around the summer vacation season,” the ministry said in a press release.
The ministry said the country’s air traffic will continue to increase, especially after the government implements its plans to reduce flight delays that will include expanding the country’s currently two-direction single air routes to single-direction double air routes.