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Winds of change at Jeju International Airport
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승인 2012.07.02  13:42:33
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Jeju International Airport (JIA) has implemented a new strategy to handle the increasing number of visitors to Jeju. On June 28, the air corridor between Seoul and Jeju was expanded into two separate routes for departing (Y71) and incoming (Y72) flights. This makes for a 48 percent increase in capacity — or approximately 83 flights per hour, up from 56 flights per hour.

JIA informed international airlines, international organizations, and other airports of the the modified double air-route system in a recent edition of Aeronautical Information Publication. The airport’s air traffic control center and other relevant departments have been training for the new system since March, 2012. There are plans to bring in more experienced flight controllers to Jeju to boost safety and efficiency.

An official for the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said in a statement, “We will consider doubling air corridors between other two domestic airports as well as to effectively manage Korean airspace.”

In a related story, the remodeling of JIA’s domestic departure terminal was completed on June 26. JIA moved security checkpoints and ticketing from the corner of the waiting area to the center. The number of automated non-visa check-in machines for Chinese travellers was increased from one to three, lessening congestion.

A JIA official said, “The remodeling and increased security checking points have allowed for an increase from 2,520 passenger check-ins per hour to 3,960 per hour, an increase of 37 percent.”

(With reporting by Jwa Dol Cheol and Kim Tae Hyung from the Jeju Ilbo)
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