Asiana Airlines to run charter flights between Miyako and Seoul next February

December 11, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On December 10, at Miyako-jima Municipal Office in Hirara, Seok-Je Kim, the Okinawa branch manager of Asiana Airlines, visited Mayor Toshihiko Shimoji and reported that they will operate charter flights between Miyako and Seoul on February 8 and 10, 2013. The airline has previously operated flights between Naha and Seoul.

They expect that about 170 people will visit the island on the three-day, two-night trip put together by the Korean company Lotte Tour. They will use an Airbus 321 aircraft.

Seon-Yong Lee, the deputy manager of Lotte Tour, said that they thought that Miyako-jima is small but has many places to see. If Korean people come to know about its attractions, then the number of visitors will increase.
Kim said they would like the municipal office to cooperate in promoting tourist traffic between Seoul and Okinawa.

Mayor Shimoji welcomed Kim and promised to cooperate with regard to the immigration procedures.

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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