(Yicai Global) Oct.30 -- China's airline companies are prepared to reintroduce flights to South Korea, some Korean media organizations claimed. "China's Airline Companies Ready to Return to the South Korean Route" was the joint headline used on the homepages of the Dong-A Ilbo, Aju Business Daily and other South Korean online news outlets, Huanqiu reported.
Spring Airlines Co. [SHA:601021], a Shanghai-based low-cost airline, will resume flights from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, to Chejudo in southern province of Jeju in South Korea, the company confirmed to the South Korean media. It will fly three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights had been suspended last July due to lack of demand, South Korean daily the Dong-a Ilbo reported today.
China's other low-cost airline, Juneyao Airlines Co. [SHA:603885], has also applied to South Korea to restore flights between Shanghai and Chejudo suspended since last March, online news organization Huanqiu added. It plans to unveil three charter flights per week from Dec. 28 this year and change them to regular flights depending on the circumstances, the report said.
China Eastern Airlines Co. [SHA:600115; HKG:0670] also plans to expand current 180-seat passenger jets bound for Gimpo in South Korea's Gyeonggoi province from Shanghai to 300, Huanqiu claimed.