Hiroshima, Nov. 6 (Jiji Press)–Air Seoul will suspend its regular flights connecting Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Hiroshima Airport in western Japan from Dec. 17 through March 28, Hiroshima prefectural officials said Wednesday.
Air Seoul explained that flights connecting South Korea and Japan are expected to incur losses amid strained relations between the two countries, according to the Hiroshima officials who were notified of the airline’s decision.
The South Korean budget airline also said that it had become difficult to arrange planes for Hiroshima as it plans to rearrange flight routes in its home market and Southeast Asia, according to the officials.
Air Seoul has been operating three round trips a week between Hiroshima and Incheon. Seat occupancy rates topped 80 pct in August and September.
Flight schedules after March 28 next year are uncertain, the Hiroshima officials said.