South Korea budget carrier T'way to start flights to Wuhan, China

South Korea budget carrier T'way to start flights to Wuhan, China

A passenger walks along an airbridge at Tianhe Airport in Wuhan
A passenger walks along an airbridge at Tianhe Airport in Wuhan, China. (Photo: AFP/Hector RETAMAL)

SEOUL: South Korea's budget carrier T'way Air said it will launch flights to Wuhan, China, on Wednesday (Sep 16), making it the first international carrier to fly to the city after flights were suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The once-a-week round-trip flights between South Korea's Incheon airport and Wuhan have already received approval from Chinese and South Korean authorities, a transport ministry official in South Korea said.

T'way in January suspended its plan to start flights to Wuhan due to the pandemic. Before the suspension of international flights, Korean Air Lines and China Southern Airlines flew to the city, the capital of central China's Hubei province.

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Source: Reuters/aa

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