Air Seoul, a fledgling low-cost carrier (LCC) launched by South Korea’s second-biggest full-service carrier Asiana Airlines Inc., has introduced an annual pass allowing its air travelers to make an unlimited number of trips to selected destinations over a year.
Air Seoul’s annual season ticket ‘Mint Pass’ is first of its kind launched by Korean airliners, according to the company. It has started selling Mint Pass from 9 a.m. on Wednesday with three ‘Mint Pass J’ products that offer unlimited air trips to up to seven cities in Japan depending on ticket type - Mint Pass J1, Mint Pass J2, Mint Pass J3 - between May 1, 2018 and Apr. 30, 2019.
The Mint Pass J1 holders can take flights to three of seven Japanese cities - Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Shizuoka, Takamatsu, Toyama, Ube, Yonago - and Mint Pass J2 holders five destinations and Mint Pass J3 holders all seven.
Mint Pass J1 is priced at 600,000 won ($562.54), Mint Pass J2 at 1,000,000 won, and Mint Pass J3 at 1,400,000 won. But the airline also has launched a special promotional event selling them at discounted prices ranging from 199,000 won to 399,000 won plus giving an extra 100,000 won off to the first 1,000 customers.
Air Seoul plans to introduce more Mint Pass products with greater destination options, said an Air Seoul official.
By Moon Ji-woong and Cho Jeehyun
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