Spring Airlines to Launch Service to Jeju on Jul. 5
By Suzanna Li, WCARN.com | Jun. 20, 2013
Spring Airlines Company Ltd. (9C) will start a service to Jeju from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) on Jul. 5, which will be the budget airline's first service to South Korea.
The service will be offered twice weekly on every Monday and Friday. The ticket price will be as low as 499 yuan (excluding tax). The visa-free policy on Chinese tourists will definitely attract a large number of Chinese to visit Jeju.
The flight to Jeju will be operated by A320, and a single trip will take about 85 minutes. The outbound flight 9C8569 is scheduled to take off from PVG at 7:25 a.m., and arrive in Jeju at 8:50 a.m. The return flight is scheduled to depart from Jeju at 9:50 a.m. and land at PVG at 11:25 a.m.
To celebrate its maiden flight, Spring Airlines launches a promotion of "buy two and get one free" from Jun. 21 to Jul. 4. If one passenger buys two round tickets traveling between Jul. 5 and Sep. 27, he or she is entitled to apply for a free round ticket for the same flight (excluding tax). The free ticket only applies to adult and children passengers and each flight has just two free tickets.
According to the Korea Tourism Organization, the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea by air in Feb. reached 219,000, exceeding that of Japanese visitors (209,000) for the first time. The number of tourists increases the fastest on the Jeju flights among all the South Korea-China flights. In the January-April period, the number of flights between Jeju and China reached 617 totally, increasing by 84.7% year on year, and the number of passengers on those flights increased 75.5% to 81,000.
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