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Daegu to Host Low-cost Airlines, Vitalize its International Airport

(DAEGU = Newsis) The city of Daegu is entering an era of low-cost airlines as it continuously hosts low-cost carriers at its international airport.

The city announced on February 11 that Jeju Air Inc. will start to operate Daegu-Jeju air route in July. Another low-cost carrier t’way air INC. will begin its operation in March.

Jeju Air Inc. will begin its operation at the Daegu International Airport on July 3, and will offer two flights between Daegu and Jeju every day.

The company is a subsidiary of Aekyung Group, and Daegu-Jeju flight route will be its fourth flight route with Gimpo-Jeju, Cheongju-Jeju and Busan-Jeju flight routes at service.

It offers the most flight routes among the nation’s low-cost carriers.

The company will introduce B737-800 for new route, and customers can visit the website ( or call the call center for ticket purchase and reservation.

“Hosting the new air carriers including t’way air INC. and Jeju Air Inc. will help the city vitalize the Daegu International Airport, which has suffered decrease in number of visitors in recent years,” said an official of the city.

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Source: Newsis (Feb. 11, 2014)

** This article was translated from the Korean.