Asiana Airlines to offer sightseeing flights in October
Asiana Airlines Inc. will be the first South Korean air carrier to launch sightseeing flights for general passengers with its offering dubbed "flights to nowhere" next month on Oct. 24 and 25.
The nearly two-hour journey via the Asiana A380 superjumbo passenger jet will take off from and land in Incheon International Airport, flying over Gangneung and Pohang on the east coast, Gimhae, and the resort island of Jeju.
Fares range from 205,000 won for economy class to 305,000 won for the business class suite.
Only 310 seats will be offered due to social distancing rules, leaving about 185 seats vacant.
The package is inclusive of in-flight meals, an amenity kit, mileage points, and 50 percent discount coupons for domestic routes.
According to Asiana, the special flights are for passengers eager to take to the skies.
On Friday, low-cost carrier Air Busan provided domestic sightseeing flight for 60 students majoring in aerotourism.
Tigerair Taiwan followed suit the following day with a sightseeing flight for 120 passengers from Taipei to Jeju island.