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South Korea's skies get crowded as travel mania spurs six budget carriers

South Koreans are taking advantage of affordable fares for a relaxing vacation in Japan's hot springs or shopping trips to Hong Kong
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 05:50
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About 29 million South Korean passengers flew overseas in the first five months of this year, with those flying budget accounting for 17.9 per cent of the total.

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SOUTH Korea may be small with about a 30th of China's population. Yet, its skies are about to get more crowded with a sixth budget airline, beating its giant neighbour that boasts two major no-frills carriers.

Asiana Airlines Inc's fully owned new low-cost unit, Air Seoul