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South Korea's int'l pax numbers up 12% in 2012, LCCs handles 3.6 million int'l pax

23-Jan-2013 11:12 AM

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs reports (22-Jan-2013) the following passenger traffic highlights by carriers for the 12 months ended Dec-2012:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Domestic: 21.6 million, +3.0% year-on-year;
    • International: 47.7 million, +11.9%;
      • South Korean carriers: 31.8 million, +13.0%;
        • Korean Air: 17.0 milion, +7.5%;
        • Asiana: 11.2 million, +6.9%;
        • LCC total: 3.6 million, +95.6%;
          • Air Busan: 609,919, +49.7%;
          • Eastar Jet: 627,066, +249%;
          • Jeju Air: 1.2 million, +54.1%;
          • Jin Air: 825,731, +81.7%;
          • T’way: 331,903, +1654.1%;
      • Foreign carriers: 15.9 million, +9.6%.

South Korea’s LCCs handled a total of 13.1 million passengers, up 24.1% year-on-year in 2012. LCCs had a total market share of 18.8%, up 2.3 ppts.