Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air will open a new Seoul-Bangkok route on April 10, signalling a further step in its ambition to offer international services.
The carrier, based in the sub-tropical island of Jeju, will initially offer two weekly flights on the Incheon-Bangkok route. The number of flights will be increased to four in late June.
Thailand is its second overseas destination after opening routes between Incheon and Japan on March 20. The carrier flies to the cities of Osaka and Kitakyushu.
Jeju Air started operations in 2006, flying from Jeju to Seoul, Busan and Cheongju.
The airline uses Seoul’s Incheon airport for its international flights and the capital’s Gimpo airport for domestic services. The two airports are connected by regular shuttle buses.
Jeju Air plans to expand its destinations to 13 cities in five Asian and Southeast Asian countries by 2013.
The Jeju Air website is currently available only in Korean and Japanese, see www.jejuair.net