Busan’s sky roads expand during summer

The sky roads of Busan are ever expanding, with domestic and foreign airlines opening  new commercial  flights and charter flights from Gimhae International Airport to meet summer tourist demand.   

From July 12, Korean Air will offer a direct flight to Nanjing, China, departing Gimhae Airport at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Return flights leave Nanjing at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at Gimhae at 3:55 p.m. The route uses the Boeing B737-800 with 138 seats and an audio/video system. Nanjing, located on the lower part of Yangtze River, is one of the four ancient cities of China and home to the tomb of Sun Yat-Sen and the Confucius Shrine. It is famous for its scenery and proximity to such tourist destinations as Huangshan, Suzhou and Shanghai. 

Direct and chartered planes to Nanjing, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu 
Starting July 15, Air Asia X will fly nonstop to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Starting in September, Peach Aviation will fly direct to Osaka, Japan, 14 times a week. China Airlines plans to begin a direct flight to Taiwan in September that will run daily, except Friday. From July 31, Asiana Airlines will operate a twice-weekly charter flight to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for one month. Vietnam Airlines will operate charter flights to Da Nang, Vietnam, from July 26 to Aug. 19, while Air Busan will begin a four-times-a-week charter flight to Zhangjiajie, China, starting in September.

International service from Gimhae Airport will go from 708 flights to 29 cities in 10 countries on June 28 to 724 flights to 31 cities in 11 countries during July. 

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