Seoul: Seven South Korean Airlines have flown 15,983 passengers on 152 flights to nowhere during this pandemic situation. Whether the passengers were keen to have the flying experience amidst widespread travel restrictions or just wanted to spend some money, is not clear. But of those 15,983 passengers spent US$20 million on duty-free shopping. Nearly half or 7,266 passengers, spent more than $600 on duty-free booze.
Of the seven airlines operating flights to nowhere, Asiana Airlines low-cost subsidiary Air Busan operated the most with 35 flights. Jeju Air has run 34 flights to nowhere, followed by Jin Air with 33 flights. Trailing but still active in the flights to nowhere space are T’way Air, Air Seoul, Asiana, and Korean Air.
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