4-Nov-2010 12:13 PM

South Korea to heighten airport security ahead of G-20 summit

South Korea's Government announced it will raise its security levels at all airports ahead of the G-20 economic summit set to take place 11-12-Nov-2010 (passenger terminal today, 03-Nov-2010). The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said alert levels at all 15 of the country’s airports will be raised to "orange" as of 04-Nov-2010 from "yellow" at present. A red alert will be issued as of 08-Nov-2010 for Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae, Cheongju and Jeju international airports and will be maintained until 13-Nov-2010. The other 10 airports will be placed on safety levels that are commensurate with a red alert.