[Photo provided by Jeju Air Co.]
South Korea’s leading budget carrier Jeju Air Co. will service a new route from Gimhae International Airport in Busan, South Korea, to Changi Airport in Singapore four times a week starting July 4.
The Busan-Singapore route will be the longest haul for the carrier as one-way flight takes about six hours on 4,700 kilometers, according to Jeju Air on Tuesday.
Flights on the new route will be run on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The exact time schedule has not been decided yet, it added.
Jeju Air is planning to offer new premium seats dubbed “New Class” with more space between seats for the long-haul route. Some aircrafts will be reorganized with 12 New Class seats and 162 regular seats for the upgrade, it said, in hopes that the change would meet the demand for premium service.
With the addition of the new destination, Jeju Air will run 13 international routes from Busan including those to Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Shijiazhuang, Yantai, Taipei, Guam, Saipan, Bangkok, Da Nang, Cebu, and Singapore. Currently, it operates total 71 routes to 43 cities at home and abroad.
By Chun Gyung-woon and Lee Ha-yeon
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