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Vladivostok International Airport accommodated the first flight of Air Philip airline from South Korean city of Muan

Vladivostok, November 29, 2018. – Vladivostok International Airport reports the introduction of new flight to Muan. South Korean airline Air Philip started making the flights on this destination. With the arrival of the new carrier the number of weekly flights to various cities of South Korea will exceed 70.

Air Philip airline will make flights on the route Vladivostok – Muan three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays aboard Embraer ERJ-145 aircrafts. Residents and visitors of Vladivostok will be able to get to the South Korean city by a direct 3-hour flight.

The ceremonial reception of the first flight of Air Philip airline was organized in the air harbour of Primorye. At the airside the airplane was met by the representatives of airline, airport, mass-media and aviation photographers (spotters) and bloggers.

In accordance with tradition, after the celebration in honour of the first passengers arriving to Vladivostok, the ceremony of cutting of symbolic red ribbon was held in the air terminal building which was attended by the executives of Vladivostok International Airport and air carrier’s representatives. The participants of the ceremony exchanged words of gratitude and expressed their hope for the long-term and effective cooperation.

Aleksandr Bobrov, Commercial Aviation Director of Vladivostok International Airport:

- The interest of South Korean tourists in our city and region is growing year by year. At present, the transportation between Vladivostok and airports of South Korea by air is carried out by two Russian carriers – Avrora and S7 Airlines – and four South Korean carriers – Korean Air, Jeju Air, T’way Air, Eastar Jet and Air Busan. We are pleased to welcome Air Philip airline as a new regular partner of our airport. We are sure that the new flight to Muan city will be in strong demand with Russian and South Korean travelers, will help to attract more tourists to our regions and will promote more active development of the tourist, as well as economic, commercial and cultural relations. 

Today, the South Korea is one of the most popular segments in the international destinations network of the Primorye air harbour. For 10 months of 2018, the passenger flow on the South Korean routes increased by 78% from last year.

Recall that this year Vladivostok International Airport for the first time in its history handled one million passengers on the foreign routes since the beginning of the year, including due to increased demand for tourist trips to Vladivostok from the population of the Eastern Asia countries.

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