Yesterday some 78 International and domestic flights to and from Jeju Island were cancelled when the island was hit by wind speeds of around 23m/s during South Korea’s first tropical storm of the season, dubbed Khanun.
In addition to the airline cancellations, ferries, cruise ships, and fishing vessels were stopped in port for safety reasons. It is estimated that around 10,000 travelers were stranded. Hallasan National Park and all beaches on Jeju were also closed to tourists.
Today, flights from Jeju International Airport resumed at 6:50 a.m. with Korean Airlines flight KE1200.
According to 9 a.m. weather data from the Korea Meteorological Association, Khanun is now passing to the west of the Gyeonggi province en route to Wonsan, Gangwon province.
Provincial officials have yet to tally the damage to the island’s infrastructure and economy.
(Translated by Jeju Weekly intern Kim Hyojeong)
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