As a result of the easing of Covid-19 limitations, Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's second-largest carrier, stated on Monday that it will reopen the route to India this week.
Following a 33-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Asiana will resume service on the Incheon-Delhi route on Friday, according to a statement released by the business, according to Yonhap News Agency.
The airline added that it will also expand the number of flights on routes to Sydney, Los Angeles, Osaka, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila from May.
Asiana operates 25 international routes, down from 71 before the pandemic, and seven domestic routes.
The country’s No. 2 full-service carrier after Korean Air Lines Co., has another low-cost carrier Air Seoul Inc. under its wing.
As demand for international travel is likely to rise, the South Korean government has announced plans to add roughly 100 international flights each week beginning in May 2022. This news comes as Covid-19 cases in South Korea have been dropping for roughly three weeks, and the government has lifted Covid-19 regulations.
South Korea now has only 420 international flights per week, down from 4,714 prior to the pandemic.
In contrast, India restarted commercial international flights on March 27 following a nearly two-year halt caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which prompted countries to close their borders.