Jeju Air expands Saipan-Busan service
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Saipan-- Jeju Air will add a direct passenger air service between Busan, South Korea and Saipan beginning July 19.
Jeju Air’s CEO E-Bae Kim made the announcement during a meeting with Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, who is in Seoul this week with MVA Acting Chairperson Gloria Cavanagh and MVA Managing Director Chris Concepcion.
“We are thankful to Jeju Air for expanding its service to Saipan to include the Busan to Saipan route,” said Governor Palacios. “We will continue to partner with Jeju Air and other airline partners to continue to grow and expand the Korea tourism market.”
“The Northern Mariana Islands is one of the top destination markets for Koreans, and this additional route will help meet the growing demand,” said CEO Kim. “We are looking at other ways we can increase seats and flight service to the CNMI and we thank Governor Palacios for his friendship and partnership.”
The route will be evaluated to determine whether it will be sustained for a longer period.
The airline already flies two flights per day every day between Saipan and Seoul.
Busan, South Korea’s second most populous city after Seoul, is a metropolitan city located at the southeast tip of the Korean peninsula. It is a large port city known for its beaches, mountains, and temples.
Further, Jeju Air currently provides the highest seat supply from Korea to CNMI
The airline also announced the addition of a third daily flight that will be in service for a one-month period. June 29 to July 19
Palacios and MVA leaders are in Seoul, Korea this week to meet with government and airline and tour partners as part of efforts to expand the tourism market.