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11-Jun-2015 11:54 AM

Taiwanese airlines reducing South Korea capacity due to MERS outbreak

China Airlines, EVA Air and TransAsia Airways separately announced plans to cut back services to South Korea amid the MERS outbreak (China Times, 09-Jun-2015). China Airlines noted the outbreak has affected one out of five bookings. Service cancellations and adjustment by Taiwanese airlines are as follows:

  • China Airlines: Reduce overall Taiwan-Korea frequency from 42 to 27 weekly;
    • Kaohsiung-Seoul Incheon: Temporarily cancelling from mid-Jun-2015 to late Jul-2015;
    • Taichung-Seoul: Reducing from seven to four times weekly;
    • Taipei Taoyuan-Seoul: Aircraft change;
    • Taipei Taoyuan-Busan: Reduce from 14 to 10 times weekly;
    • Taipei Singshan-Seoul Gimpo: Reduce from three to twice weekly;
  • EVA Air: Jun-2015 operations will operate as normal;
    • Kaohsiung-Seoul: Reduce from seven to twice weekly between 01-Jul-2015 and 31-Jul-2015 and adjusting to five times weekly in Aug-2015;
  • UNI Airways: Taichung-Seoul Incheon: Postponed service launch from 02-Jul-2015 until 25-Oct-2015;
  • TransAsia Airways: Will reconsider planned frequency increase on Jeju service from two to four times weekly in Jul-2015.

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