More S. Korean pets get to travel with owners
Air Busan Co. and Jeju Air Co. are maintaining a similar level of animal transport increase this year as last year when it jumped by 35 percent and 30 percent.
Active promotion by airlines has let people understand that it’s easier to transport animals when they fly, says an industry source.
Currently, only cats, dogs, and pet birds are the animals allowed to board airplanes.
Pets are also only allowed to fly if they are fully grown.
Animals lighter than 7 kilograms in cages can board with their owners. A separate seat cannot be reserved for animals.
Those heavier than 7 kilograms must travel in the cargo hold.
A fee of between 10,000-30,000 won is imposed for pets.