VOV.VN - Low-cost carrier Air Busan of Asiana Airlines Inc. unveiled on April 19 that it plans to open five international air routes from Incheon to Osaka and Tokyo in Japan, the United States’ island of Guam in the Pacific, Nha Trang of Vietnam, and Kota Kinabalu of Malaysia, as from May.
The move comes following the easing of travel restrictions in the COVID-19 post-pandemic period, leading to growing demand.
Previously on Jan 23, Air Busan had begun to launch one flight from Busan to Saipan per week following a travel bubble agreement with Saipan, the largest island of the US’ Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific.
The Republic of Korea’s carrier also added another flight on the Busan-Saipan route from March 16, along with the Busan-Qingdao route and five domestic routes.
Starting in May, Air Busan is scheduled to open routes from Incheon to Osaka, Tokyo, Guam, Nha Trang of Vietnam, and Kota Kinabalu of Malaysia, as soon as it receives approval from the Republic of Korea's transport ministry. However, the Busan-Guam route has been recently suspended due to low demand.
At present, the carrier is operating a total of 25 international routes with 25 A321 chartered aircraft.