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T'way Air adds Daegu-Bangkok route

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) T'way Air Co., one of South Korea's six budget carriers, said Monday it has begun to offer flights on a route from a provincial airport to Bangkok as part of its route diversification efforts.

T'way Air began service Sunday on the route from Daegu, 300 kilometers south of Seoul, to the capital city of Thailand with a 189-seat B737-800 passenger jet, the company said in a statement.

The low-cost carrier now operates 19 B737-800 jets on four domestic routes to Jeju Island and 44 international routes to 29 cities in eight countries, including Guam, Saipan, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

South Korean airlines have diversified their routes to offset lower travel demand from China amid ongoing political tensions between the two countries over the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea to deter North Korean provocations.

In March, Beijing banned the sale of group tour packages to South Korea in an apparent retaliation against the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which it argues can be used to spy on its military.

This photo provided by T'way Air shows one of its B737-800 jets. (Yonhap)

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Source: Yonhap News (Oct.. 30, 2017)